About to, According to | Common English Expressions

March 1st, 2018 in English Learning

About to

About to means ‘just going to’.

  • We are about to have lunch. (= We are going to have lunch.)
  • She was about to leave for work when he arrived.

Common Mistakes In the Use of Adjectives

February 26th, 2018 in English Learning

The + adjective

The expressions the blind, the dead, the sick, the unemployed, the poor, the deaf etc., are always plural.

  • The poor need our help. (NOT The poor needs our help.)

Question Tags Exercise

February 21st, 2018 in English Quiz

Add appropriate question tags to the following statements.

1. Don’t make a noise in the class, …………………..?

a) do you
b) will you
c) won’t you

Enough Grammar Exercise

February 21st, 2018 in English Quiz

Enough can be used as an adjective or an adverb. As an adverb it goes after the adjective or adverb it modifies. As an adjective it goes before the noun it modifies.

Already, Another, Any

February 18th, 2018 in English Learning

Already and all ready

Already is an adverb of time. It means ‘sooner than expected’. All ready means all + ready.

  • She has already arrived.
  • I have already sent the report.

Confusing Words Exercise

February 15th, 2018 in English Quiz

This grammar exercise tests your understanding of commonly confused words in English. Fill in the blanks.

1. They have ………………….. their time to helping the sick. (devoted / devouted)

All, Whole And Every

February 9th, 2018 in English Learning

All and all of

Before a noun with a determiner (e.g. articles, possessives and demonstratives), all and all of are both possible.

  • All my friends like music. OR All of my friends like music.