Archive for March, 2013

Sentence synthesis

March 31st, 2013 in English Grammar

We can combine two or more simple sentences into a complex sentence by changing all clauses except one into dependent clauses. One clause should be retained as an independent clause. That independent clause will be the principal verb in the sentence thus formed.

-ing forms exercise (beginner level)

March 30th, 2013 in English for children

Complete the following sentences using the –ing form of the verb given in the brackets. Note that you will have to supply appropriate auxiliary verbs as well. Time references are given to indicate whether the sentence is in the present tense or past tense.

Gap filling exercise

March 29th, 2013 in Vocabulary

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.

1. One of the reasons the impressionists caused such a scandal was ………………………….their colors were too bright.

a) because

Changing a noun phrase into a noun clause

March 28th, 2013 in English Grammar

A conjunctive is a question word which also serves as a conjunction. In some sentence patterns, a conjunctive together with a following infinitive can act as the direct object.

Formation of questions and negatives (beginner level)

March 27th, 2013 in English Grammar

Sentences in the simple present and simple past tenses do not contain an auxiliary verb. Therefore, we use the auxiliary verbs do, does and did to change them into negatives and questions.

English vocabulary exercise

March 25th, 2013 in Vocabulary

1. In which of the following sets, all the words ignore the existence of God?

a) Pantheism, Agnosticism, Atheism

b) Atheism, Agnosticism, Secularism

c) Deism, Secularism, Agnosticism

Phrasal verbs exercise

March 24th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences.

1. He suspected that his business partner was putting something ……………………………. him, but he had nothing to prove it.

a) over

b) on