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One words

September 12th, 2016 in Improve English

Choose the correct word that closely fits the given definition.

1. To atone one’s sins is to ……………………

a) propitiate
b) appreciate
c) expiate
d) ingratiate

Idioms

September 4th, 2016 in Improve English

Here are some common idiomatic expressions in English.

Mean business

When you mean business, you are serious.

Mean well

Prepositions worksheet

September 4th, 2016 in Improve English

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate preposition.

1. The milkmaid was walking …………….. town.

2. She had a pail of milk ……………… her head.

Afraid, scared, frightened and terrified

August 31st, 2016 in Improve English

These words have very similar meanings and are often used interchangeably.

  • The frightful howls scared us. / The frightful howls terrified us.

Gap fills

August 22nd, 2016 in Improve English

Complete the following sentences.

1. If I had known, I ………………. you.

a) will tell
b) would have told
c) would tell

2. Can you look ……………. the dog while I am away?

Verb patterns with gerunds

August 8th, 2016 in Improve English

An -ing form can be the subject or object of a verb.

Study the examples given below.

  • Smoking is injurious to health.

Expressions with pick

July 27th, 2016 in Improve English

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions with pick.

Pick and choose

To pick and choose is to select only the best from a number of options.