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Saturday, October 31, 2015

WORKSHEET FOR BEGINNERS (WAS OR WERE)


WORKSHEET FOR BEGINNERS (WAS OR WERE)

 Use ‘were’ when the subject is a plural noun. ‘Were’ is also used with they, we and you.
Complete the following sentences with was/were.
1. I ………………. hungry.
2. The boy ………………… sleeping.
3. We …………………. waiting for them.
4. The girls ……………….. singing.
5. The peacock ………………… dancing.
6. It ………………… getting dark.
7. She ……………….. upset.
8. You …………………… playing with your friends.
9. They …………………. working on an important project.
10. Samuel …………………. anxious to leave.
11. James and John …………………… playing chess.
12. Maria ………………… listening to a song.
13. The princess …………………. beautiful but the frog ……………… ugly.
14. The dogs ……………… barking.
15. I …………………. reading a detective novel.
16. Yamuna …………….. playing with her daughter.
Answers
1. I was hungry.
2. The boy was sleeping.
3. We were waiting for them.
4. The girls were singing.
5. The peacock was dancing.
6. It was getting dark.
7. She was upset.
8. You were playing with your friends.
9. They were working on an important project.
10. Samuel was anxious to leave.
11. James and John were playing chess.
12. Maria was listening to a song.
13. The princess was beautiful but the frog was ugly.
14. The dogs were barking.
15. I was reading a detective novel.
16. Yamuna was playing with her daughter.


ADVERBS – A QUICK OVERVIEW

ADVERBS – A QUICK OVERVIEW
Adverbs are words used to modify verbs. Adverbs can also modify adjectives and other adverbs. There are several different types of adverbs.
Adverbs of time
Time adverbs answer the question ‘when’. Examples are: before, now, already, then, late, early, yesterday, tomorrow etc.
I have seen him before.
You should start now.
I haven’t heard anything from him lately.
I have already discussed this with him.
Adverbs of frequency
Frequency adverbs answer the question ‘how often’. Common examples are: twice, once, always, often, seldom, again, frequently etc.
He often visits his grandmother.
I will not invite him again.
I met him only once.
He is seldom late for work.
Adverbs of place
Adverbs of place answer the question ‘where’. Examples are:here, there, up, down, in, out.
He looked up.
He is not in at the moment.
Put it there.
Come here
Get out.
Come in.
Adverbs of manner
Adverbs of manner answer the question ‘how’. Most adverbs ending in –ly are examples of adverbs of manner. Examples are:kindly, cruelly, pleasantly, softly, cleverly, bravely, slowly, sadly, well, hard etc.
I can see clearly.
Our soldiers fought bravely.
The child wept bitterly.
She speaks English well.
You must work hard.
Adverbs of degree
Degree adverbs answer the question ‘to what extent’ or ‘in which degree’. Examples are: too, very, almost, any, quite, enough, pretty etc.
You are too late.
She was very happy.
You are partly right.
She sings pretty well.
I am rather busy.
She was so happy.