Archive for August, 2013

Uses of the bare infinitive

August 24th, 2013 in English Learning

Some common principal verbs are followed by object + infinitive without to. Common examples of such verbs are: bid, watch, see, let, make, help and hear.

Using other

August 23rd, 2013 in Words

The word other can be used as a determiner or a pronoun.

When used as a determiner, other is followed by a plural noun.

Present simple negation

August 22nd, 2013 in English Quiz

Change the following affirmative sentences into negative sentences.

An example is given below.

My mother works at a bank. My mother does not work at a bank.


Structure of the TOEFL Reading section

August 21st, 2013 in TOEFL

The Reading section is the first section of the TOEFL. You will be given three or five passages of approximately 700 words. Each passage can have 12 to 14 questions. You will get 20 minutes to read the first passage. Then you have 40 minutes to read the second and third passages. Finally, if your test includes a fourth and fifth passages, you will get another 40 minutes to complete them.

Subject-verb agreement: exercise

August 20th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using a verb in agreement with the subject.

1. Tobacco and alcohol …………………… injurious to health. (is / are)

2. Age and experience ………………….. wisdom. (bring / brings)

Phrasal verbs with pass exercise

August 18th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate phrasal verb.

1. My grandmother ……………………… at the age of ninety. (passed away / passed on / passed for)

Phrasal verbs with pass

August 17th, 2013 in Expressions

A large number of phrasal verbs use the word pass. The most common among them are given below.

Pass away

To pass away is to die.