Archive for September, 2012

But, though, in spite of and despite: grammar exercise

September 8th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using but, though, in spite of or despite.

1. She was blind ……………………………. she managed to do her things without help.

a) but   b) though         c) despite

Use of but, though, in spite of and despite

September 7th, 2012 in English Grammar

All of these are words used to express contrast. While but and though are conjunctions, in spite of and despite are prepositions.

Read the following sentences.

Active and passive voice exercise

September 5th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate active or passive verb forms.

1. Medicines …………………………………… among the poor.

a) were distributing

b) distributed

c) were distributed

Sentence synthesis using question words

September 4th, 2012 in English Learning

We can combine two sentences into one using a question word.

Study the following examples.

Today I met the man. I had bought this house from him.

Grammar exercise: match up

September 3rd, 2012 in English Learning

Match up exercises are a great way to brush up on your grammar and vocabulary skills. Here is a simple exercise that tests your ability to form affirmative and negative sentences. Besides your grammar knowledge, you will also need to apply a bit of general knowledge to do this exercise.

Building idioms

September 2nd, 2012 in Expressions

Here is a list of idioms built around the names of buildings

A hole in the wall