Archive for November, 2012

Uses of the verb be and have in the simple present tense

November 29th, 2012 in English Quiz

The verb be has five forms: is, am, are, was and were. Of these, the forms is, am and are are used in the simple present tense. Was and were are used in the simple past tense.

Find the mistake

November 28th, 2012 in English Quiz

Each sentence given below contains some underlined parts. One of these parts contains a grammatical error. Find out that part which contains the error. You don’t have to correct the mistake; you only need to find it.

Sentences with infinitive structures

November 27th, 2012 in English Grammar

Read the following active and passive sentences.

I have to pay the bill. (Active)

This sentence contains an infinitive structure. We can change this sentence into the passive.

Sentences with modal verbs

November 26th, 2012 in English Learning

Study the following sentences.

This will solve our problem.

We can change this sentence into the passive.

Our problem will be solved by this.

Reporting actions

November 25th, 2012 in Improve English

Actions (e.g, promises, agreements, orders, offers, requests, advice and suggestions) are often reported with infinitives or object + infinitive. Be careful to use an appropriate reporting verb like promise, request, offer, agree, suggest and advise etc.

Adverbs exercise

November 24th, 2012 in English Quiz

Most words ending in –ly are adverbs. Some adjectives also end in –ly. Sometimes the adverb can have two forms – one ending in –ly and the other having the same form as an adjective. Test your knowledge of these different forms with this grammar exercise.

Formation of the negative and the interrogative in the simple past tense

November 23rd, 2012 in English Learning

Questions and negatives in the simple past tense are made by using did with the first form of the verb.