Archive for June, 2013

Prepositions exercise

June 30th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions.

1. She has no one to play …………………….

a) for

b) with

c) to

d) by

Concrete and abstract nouns

June 29th, 2013 in English Grammar

Nouns can be classified into two groups: concrete nouns and abstract nouns.

Concrete nouns are the names of objects that we can see, touch or see. Examples are: flower, bird, book, sand, star, butterfly, cloud etc.

Adverb clauses of purpose

June 27th, 2013 in English Grammar

A clause which tells us about the purpose of the verb in the main clause is known as an adverb clause of purpose.

Conjunctions exercise

June 26th, 2013 in English Grammar

Conjunctions are words used to join two clauses. Combine the following sentences using a conjunction

1. He is not intelligent. He is not brave.

2. You work hard. You cannot pass the examination.

Defining and non-defining relative clauses

June 25th, 2013 in English Learning

A clause which clearly defines the antecedent is known as a defining relative clause. (The antecedent is the noun that the relative pronoun refers to.) On the other hand, a clause which merely gives additional information about the antecedent is known as a non-defining relative clause.

Adjectives exercise

June 24th, 2013 in English Quiz

One way of making your writing concise is to replace wordy phrases by suitable adjectives.

For example, a thing which is of no value is a useless thing.

Exercise

English vocabulary exercise

June 23rd, 2013 in Vocabulary

In the following questions choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold letters.

1. The company needs indigenous sources of oil and natural gas to increase its production.