Archive for February, 2015

Common mistakes in the use of comparatives and superlatives

February 11th, 2015 in English Learning

In this article, we will take a look at some common mistakes in the use of comparatives and superlatives.

Incorrect: He is worst than I.

Correct: He is worse than I.

Question tags

February 10th, 2015 in English Quiz

Add appropriate question tags to the following sentences.

1. You can sing well, …………………….?

2. She came here yesterday, …………………….?

3. Shut the door, …………………….?

Prepositions exercise

February 9th, 2015 in English Quiz

ESL students often find it difficult to use prepositions correctly. This grammar exercise tests your understanding of common prepositions in English.

Complete the given sentences.

Talking about family relationships

February 8th, 2015 in English for children

Here are a few expressions you can use to talk about your family and relationships.

Brothers and sisters

To ask if somebody has a brother or sister, you can use a structure with have got or do you have.

Uses of it

February 7th, 2015 in English Learning

It is an impersonal pronoun. It has several uses.

1. To refer to lifeless things and animals:

I have bought a chair. It is made of teak wood.
The dog is barking. It must be hungry.

The split infinitive

February 4th, 2015 in English Learning

Read the following sentences:

We expected the police to thoroughly investigate the case.
Government will do well to carefully examine the reasons for this popular discontent.

Uses of the to-infinitive

February 3rd, 2015 in English Learning

To-infinitive as the subject

Look at the following sentences:

To err is human.
To find fault with others is easy.
To quit now would be foolish.