Archive for June, 2012

How to convert a simple sentence to a compound sentence?

June 9th, 2012 in English Learning

A simple sentence consists of just one clause. As the name itself indicates, it is the simplest type of sentences.

Writing similar sentences

June 8th, 2012 in English Learning

The same idea can be expressed in several different ways. You will realize this when you take a look at the sentences given below.

Jane was unhappy because she had lost her job.

Words ending in -ce and -se

June 7th, 2012 in Vocabulary

Some English words have similar noun and verb forms. The noun usually ends in –ce, whereas the verb ends in –se. These words are often confused. Here is a quick overview of them.

How to improve your vocabulary

June 6th, 2012 in Vocabulary

Having a good vocabulary is extremely important for success in competitive exams like TOEFL and IELTS. There are several ways to improve your English vocabulary. Reading, for instance, is a great way to learn new words. The beauty of this method is that it allows you to learn words using context. And words thus learned are easy to remember. Here are some more tips to improve your English vocabulary.

American and British English: differences in spelling

June 4th, 2012 in Words

A number of words that end in –our in British English, ends in –or in American English. Common examples are: colour / color; favour / favor; honour / honor

Correct the mistakes

June 2nd, 2012 in English Learning

Correct the following sentences. Each question contains one or more errors. The errors could be in the use of prepositions, conjunctions, articles or verbs. If you haven’t already learned these parts of speech, you should review those lessons before doing this exercise.

Sentence correction

June 1st, 2012 in English Quiz

Correct the following sentences. Each question contains one or more errors. The errors could be in the use of prepositions, conjunctions, articles or verbs. If you haven’t already learned these parts of speech, you should review those lessons before doing this exercise.