Tenses Exercise II

November 3rd, 2009 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the verb

1.    I ———————- the examination last year.

a)    Take
b)    Took
c)    Had taken
d)    Have taken

Tenses Exercise I

November 3rd, 2009 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the verb.

1.    The policeman ——————- the thief red-handed.
a)    Catch
b)    Caught
c)    Is caught
d)    Catching

Substituting a Gerund for an Infinitive

November 2nd, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

Both the gerund and the infinitive are verbal nouns. In many cases it is possible to substitute a gerund for an infinitive.

Read the sentences given below:

The Gerund or Verbal Noun

November 2nd, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

Read the sentence given below.

Reading is my hobby.

Participle Exercise

November 2nd, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

Combine the following pairs of sentences by using participles.

Forms of the Participle

November 1st, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

Forms of the participle

The participle can be in the active or passive voice.

Examples of present participle in the passive form are given below.

Uses of the Participle

November 1st, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

Present Participle As an object complement

The present participle can be used as an object complement placed after the object.

He kept me waiting.
I found the child sitting outside.