Archive for April, 2013

Interrogative pronouns

April 9th, 2013 in English Grammar

The interrogative pronouns are words like who, which, what etc. As their name suggest, they are used to introduce questions.

  • What is this?
  • Who are you?

Difference between being and been

April 8th, 2013 in Common Mistakes

These words are often confused by ESL students.  Although they are both forms of the primary auxiliary verb be, they are used in different grammatical structures. The word been is the past participle form of be. It is used after have.

Adverbs exercise

April 7th, 2013 in English Quiz

Choose the correct answer from the given options.

1. Select the sentence in which the adverb always appears in the appropriate position.

a) Always she gets up early.

Degree modifiers with comparatives and superlatives

April 6th, 2013 in English Grammar

Adjectives and adverbs in their comparative and superlative degrees can be modified by certain words and phrases that intensify their degree. Common modifiers used with comparative and superlative adjectives are: much, far, very much, a lot, lots, any, no, rather, little, a bit and even.

TOEFL Reading Overview

April 5th, 2013 in TOEFL

The reading section is the first section of the TOEFL. Test takers will have to read five to seven passages. Each passage may contain around 700 words. If you are given only three passages, you will have to finish the test in 60 minutes. If there are five passages, you will get up to 100 minutes for reading and answering the questions. You will have to answer 12 to 14 questions on each passage.

Do and make exercise

April 5th, 2013 in English Quiz

Do and make are used in a large number of common expressions. Test your understanding of these expressions with this grammar exercise.

1. Could you ………………………. the ironing first? (do / make)

Gap fills exercise

April 4th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate verb forms.

1. If she ……………………………. about his problems, she would have helped him out.

a) knew

b) had known