Tenses Exercise

August 14th, 2017 in English Quiz

Underline the verbs in the following sentences and identity the tense form.

Identity the tense form used in the following sentences.

1. The birds were singing sweetly.

Formation of Negatives in The Simple Present and Simple Past

August 9th, 2017 in Improve English

Affirmative sentences in the simple present and simple past tense do not have an auxiliary verb. We use do, does or did to change them into questions.

General Grammar Exercise

August 2nd, 2017 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences with an appropriate word or phrase.

1. I have been learning the violin ……………….. two years.

a) for
b) since
c) from

Money Idioms

July 30th, 2017 in English Learning

To tighten the purse strings

To tighten the purse strings is to reduce expenditure.

  • If we want to buy an apartment we’ll have to tighten the purse strings a bit.

Body Idioms

July 28th, 2017 in English Learning

A large number of idioms are formed with the names of body parts. Here is a list of them.


To experience something first hand is to experience it yourself

Common Idiomatic Expressions

July 24th, 2017 in Expressions

A hidden agenda

When somebody has a hidden agenda, they have a secret motive for doing something.

  • It would be foolish of us to believe everything that she says. I really suspect that she has a hidden agenda.

Tenses Exercise

July 24th, 2017 in English Learning

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate tense form.

1. I …………………. him for a long time.

a) have known
b) knew
c) know

2. This …………………….. on for a while.