Archive for September, 2015

Punctuation exercise

September 22nd, 2015 in Punctuation

Punctuate the following sentences.

1. He did not however gain his object.

2. I would rather die he exclaimed than join the enemies of my country

Sentence completion exercise

September 22nd, 2015 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences. This grammar exercise tests your  understanding of basic grammar rules.

1. James was a naughty boy who ……………….. with his classmates.

Active or passive voice exercise

September 20th, 2015 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form.

1. Thomas Alva Edison ……………… working when he was twelve. (start)

2. Edison ……………… the seventh and last child of his parents. (be)

Gap fills exercise: Prepositions

September 19th, 2015 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions.

1. Earthquakes cause a great deal …………… damage …………… life and property.

2. Earthquakes occur when plates …………………. the crust of the earth move.

Common idiomatic expressions in English

September 18th, 2015 in Expressions

Here are some common idiomatic expressions in English.

To hit the books

To hit the books is to study. This is an idiom common among English students.

English for the workplace

September 17th, 2015 in English for children

At the workplace, you may have to arrange to meet people or you may have to speak to people who are buying things from you. Sometimes, you may have to introduce yourself.

Underline the conjunctions

September 16th, 2015 in English Grammar

Conjunctions are words used to connect two words, phrases or clauses. Underline the conjunctions in the following sentences.

1. Give me something to drink or else I will die of thirst.