Archive for March, 2012

Do, play and go exercise

March 31st, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate forms of do, go or play. While answering some questions you will need to conjugate the verb or put it in the infinitive or gerund form.

Prepositional phrases exercise

March 30th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositional phrases. Each question is followed by three suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

1. ……………………….. Jane, they all seemed pretty cordial.

-Ing forms used like nouns

March 29th, 2012 in English Learning

An –ing form can be the subject, object or complement of a verb.

Smoking is injurious to health. (Here the –ing form smoking is the subject of the sentence.)

Singular and plural nouns: special cases

March 28th, 2012 in Improve English

In American English, collective nouns (e.g. mob, jury, team, committee etc) always take a singular verb. In British English, collective nouns can be followed by both singular and plural verbs. Singular verbs are preferred when the speaker thinks of the group as a single whole. Plural verbs are preferred when the reference is to the individual members in the group.

Sentence agreement exercise

March 27th, 2012 in English Quiz

In each of the following sentences supply a verb in agreement with its subject. Choose your answers from the options given in the brackets.

Articles: difference between some / any and no article

March 26th, 2012 in English Learning

We can use uncountable and plural nouns with no articles. Sometimes, the same words can be used with some / any. There is usually little difference of meaning.

Relative pronouns exercise

March 25th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate relative pronouns.

1. I have never met the people ……………………………. live next door.

a) who                  b) whom              c) which