Archive for August, 2015

Question tags exercise

August 18th, 2015 in English Quiz

Add appropriate question tags

1. I didn’t hurt you, ……………………….?

a) did I
b) didn’t I

2. She came, ……………………..?

a) did she
b) didn’t she

Sentence completion exercise

August 16th, 2015 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.

1. It took me 15 minutes ………………….. the station. (to reach / reaching)

Formation of adjectives

August 14th, 2015 in English Learning

Adjectives are formed from other words. We usually make adjectives by putting suffixes. Suffixes are letters added after a word. Sometimes we have to make some spelling changes to the word before adding the suffix.

Idioms exercise

August 13th, 2015 in Expressions

Here are some common idioms with their meanings and example sentences.

Strain every nerve

To strain every nerve is to work really hard.

Present participle or gerund

August 13th, 2015 in English Quiz

Write whether the –ing forms used in the following sentences as nouns, verbs or adjectives.

1. The boys were playing in the garden.

2. She was reading quietly.

Change into simple present tense

August 12th, 2015 in English Quiz

Sentences are given in the simple past tense. Change them into the simple present tense.

1. I met him in the afternoon.

2. He wrote a letter.

Review: Parts of speech

August 11th, 2015 in English Learning

In grammar words are divided into classes known as parts of speech. There are eight parts of speech in English.

They are: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections.