Archive for April, 2013

Conversion of a simple sentence into a complex sentence

April 16th, 2013 in English Learning

Convert the following simple sentences into complex sentences, each containing a noun clause.

Amount, quantity and number: vocabulary exercise

April 15th, 2013 in Vocabulary

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word.


  • Use number of with plural nouns.
  • Use amount of with uncountable nouns referring to ideas that you cannot see or touch.

Difference between amount of and number of

April 15th, 2013 in Common Mistakes

The phrases amount of and number of have slightly different meanings.

Amount of is used with uncountable singular nouns. Uncountable nouns are those nouns that refer to things you cannot measure or count. Examples are: hate, beauty, respect, information etc.

Words commonly confused

April 14th, 2013 in Words

Audience and spectators

The words audience and spectators have slightly different meanings. An audience is a group of people who have assembled at a place to see or hear a film, a speech or a performance.

Phrasal verbs with along

April 13th, 2013 in Expressions

Here is a list of phrasal verbs using the preposition / adverb along.

All along

If you knew something all along, you knew it right from the beginning.

Phrasal verbs with across

April 12th, 2013 in Expressions

Here is a list of the most common phrasal verbs using the word across. Each expression is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given.

Come across

Phrasal verbs with make

April 11th, 2013 in Expressions

Make is used in a large number of common expressions. Examples are: make a noise, make money, make a profit, make tea, make one’s fortune, make the beds etc.