Archive for June, 2012

How to use noun clauses in English?

June 23rd, 2012 in Improve English

A noun clause functions as a noun. It can be the subject or object of a verb. A noun clause is a subordinate clause. That means it cannot stand alone.

Words to describe people

June 22nd, 2012 in Words

There are many ways and words to talk about a person’s physical appearance.


A senior citizen is a very old person. A large number of them have retired from active employment and get a pension. So they can also be called pensioners.

Gap fills exercise

June 21st, 2012 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks.

1. I haven’t seen him ……………………………… months.

a) in

b) since

c) either could be used here

2. I …………………………………… to him since January.

How to write a rejection letter?

June 20th, 2012 in Letter Writing

A rejection letter is one of those letters that are not very easy to write. Although writing a rejection letter can be difficult, there are situations that make it absolutely necessary. For example, banks usually send rejection letters to customers whose loan application they cannot approve. Organizations send rejection letters to applicants they cannot hire.

Adverb clauses of result

June 19th, 2012 in Improve English

An adverb clause of result or consequence is used to say what happens or what may happen as a result of the action mentioned in the main clause. The chief conjunction used to introduce adverb clauses of result are: so that, in order that, so…that and such…that.

How to avoid the repetition of words

June 18th, 2012 in English Learning

If it is possible, we avoid the repetition of a word or phrase that has been used before. One way of doing this is to use a general purpose substitute word like it, that, one, do, there and so.

Adverb clause of condition

June 17th, 2012 in English Learning

The adverb clause of condition gives the circumstances under which the action in the main clause will take place.