Prepositions Quiz II

December 5th, 2009 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions

1.    The clerk is —————– his desk.

a)    On
b)    At
c)    In
d)    With

2.    The postman is standing —————– the door.

Prepositions Quiz I

December 5th, 2009 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions

1.    He has been absent —————— school for several days.

a)    At
b)    From
c)    To
d)    On

Active and Passive Voice – Simple Past Tense

December 4th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Active sentences in the simple past tense have the following structure:
Subject + past tense form of the verb + object
Passive sentences in the simple past tense have the following structure:
Object of the active sentence + was/were + past participle form of the verb + by + subject of the active sentence

Active and Passive Voice – Present Perfect Tense

December 4th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Active sentences in the present perfect tense have the following structure:
Subject + has/have + past participle form of the verb + object
Passive sentences in the present perfect tense have the following structure:
Object of the active sentence + has/have + been + past participle form of the verb + by + subject of the active sentence

Active and Passive Voice – Present Continuous Tense

December 4th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Active sentences in the present continuous tense have the following structure:
Subject + is/are/am + -ing form of the verb + object
Passive sentences in the present continuous tense have the following structure:
Object of the active sentence + is/are/am + being + past participle form of the verb + by + subject of the active sentence.

Active and Passive Voice: Tense-wise Rules

December 3rd, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Simple Present tense

An Active sentence in the simple present tense has the following structure:
Subject + first form of the verb + object

Common Errors with Verbs – Part II

December 3rd, 2009 in Common Mistakes, English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

Incorrect: He said to me to go.
Correct: He told me to go.
Incorrect: She said to me that she would be late.
Correct: She told me that she would be late.