How to Improve Your Sentences Part II

December 25th, 2009 in Improve English, Style Guide

Omit words which have already been clearly implied

One or more words can be omitted when they are already clearly implied.

How to Vary and Improve Your Sentences Part I

December 25th, 2009 in Improve English, Style Guide

Emphasizing a word

You can put special emphasis on a word in a number of ways. For instance, try placing it first.

Prepositional Phrases Quiz II

December 24th, 2009 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositional phrases.

1.    The new chapter ———————- page 60.

a)    Begins on
b)    Begins at
c)    Begins with
d)    Begins after

Prepositional Phrases Quiz 1

December 24th, 2009 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositional phrases.

1.    He kindly ——————— my request.

a)    Acceded to
b)    Acceded with
c)    Acceded from
d)    Acceded in

Common Errors with Verbs and Adverbs Part V

December 23rd, 2009 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: Just I had finished the lesson.
Correct: I had just finished the lesson.

Explanation

The adverb just goes between the auxiliary verb and the main verb. When there are two auxiliary verbs, just goes after the first.

Common Errors with Verbs and Adverbs Part IV

December 23rd, 2009 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: He wondered how was it made.
Correct: He wondered how it was made.

Explanation

Common Errors with Verbs Part III

December 23rd, 2009 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: He denied to go.
Correct: He refused to go.

Explanation

‘To deny’ is to say that something is not true. ‘To refuse’ is to show unwillingness.