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Sunday, March 27, 2016

SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS WORKSHEET



SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS WORKSHEET

Complete the following sentences using appropriate subordinating conjunctions.
[when, while, where, though, although, till, before, unless, as, after, because, if, that, since]
1. We were happy ………………. we received the first prize.
2. The people were listening eagerly ……………….. the leader was speaking.
3. This is the place ………………. we were attacked.
4. ………………… he worked hard, he failed.
5. ……………………. she is beautiful, she is not intelligent.
6. You wait here ……………. I come.
7. She will not come …………….. we compel her.
8. There was a silence ……………….. the guests had gone.
9. She began to cry ………………… she had lost her golden chain.
10. …………………… you work hard, you will get the first prize.
11. She became angry …………………. I had said anything.

Answers

1. We were happy when we received the first prize.
2. The people were listening eagerly while the leader was speaking.
3. This is the place where we were attacked.
4. Although he worked hard, he failed.
5. Though she is beautiful, she is not intelligent.
6. You wait here till I come.
7. She will not come unless we compel her.
8. There was a silence after the guests had gone.
9. She began to cry because she had lost her golden chain.
10. If you work hard, you will get the first prize.
11. She became angry before I had said anything.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

SUBJECT AND VERB WORKSHEET



SUBJECT AND VERB WORKSHEET

1. My brother and I …………….. cricket.
a) like
b) likes
2. The quality of the apples ………………. not very good.
a) was
b) were
3. The rise and fall of the tide ………………. due to the attraction of the moon.
a) is
b) are
4. The state of his affairs ………………. such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
a) was
b) were
5. He or his friend …………… the secret.
a) know
b) knows
6. Time and tide ……………….. for none.
a) wait
b) waits
7. Neither he nor his friend ……………… there.
a) was
b) were
8. Either he is mistaken or I ………………..
a) are
b) am
9. Wool, as well as cotton, ………………. exported from India.
a) is
b) are
10. The leader, as well as his followers, …………….. excited.
a) was
b) were
Answers
1. My brother and I like cricket.
2. The quality of the apples was not very good.
3. The rise and fall of the tide is due to the attraction of the moon.
4. The state of his affairs was such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
5. He or his friend knows the secret.
6. Time and tide waits for none.
7. Neither he nor his friend was there.
8. Either he is mistaken or I am.
9. Wool, as well as cotton, is exported from India.
10. The leader, as well as his followers, was excited.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

RULES REGARDING PREPOSITIONS


RULES REGARDING PREPOSITIONS
Use ‘in’ for countries and big towns.
·         She was born in New Zealand.
·         I live in Mumbai.
Use ‘at’ for addresses.
·         Are you still at that address?
We live at D 23, MG Road.
Use ‘in’ for position inside a three dimensional space.
·         The cat is in the kitchen.
Use ‘on’ for position on the surface of something.
·         There is something on the roof.
·         Put the books on the table.
Use ‘to’ and ‘into’ to show direction.
·         He went to work.
·         The child fell into the well.
Use ‘till’ to indicate time.
·         I waited till 6 o’clock.
Use ‘since’ to indicate the starting point of something.
·         I have been waiting since morning.
Use ‘for’ to indicate duration.
·         It rained for two hours.
·         We have been living in this city for three years.
Use ‘from’ to indicate the source.
·         She comes from a small town.
Use ‘to’ to indicate the destination.
·         He went to America.
Use ‘between’ to indicate position between two or more clearly defined people or objects.
·         The child sat between his father and parents.
Use ‘among’ to indicate position among more than two people or objects.
·         She sat among the children.
Use ‘with’ to indicate the instrument and ‘by’ to indicate the agent.
·         He killed the spider with a stone.
·         The spider was killed by the boy.
Use ‘beside’ to mean ‘by the side of’.
·         The boy sat beside his mother.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS


SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS

The common subordinating conjunctions are when, while, where, though, although, till, until, before, after, if, unless, as, since, because and that.
When it started raining they took shelter under a tree.
I was working while you were playing.
Put it where you can find it later.
Though he is rich, he is not arrogant.
Although I had invited him, he didn’t turn up.
Will you wait here till I return?
I waited until 10 o’clock and then I went home.
He always feeds the dogs before he goes to work.
He went to the US after he finished his studies.
If it rains, the match will be cancelled.
Unless you achieve your targets, you will not be promoted.
As he was not there, I couldn’t meet him.
Since he has apologized, we will not take any further actions against him.
My parents were happy because I had won the first prize.
I am glad that you have passed the test.

There are different kinds of subordinating conjunctions. They are:
Subordinating conjunction of time: when, while, before, after, till, since
Subordinating conjunction of place: where, wherever
Subordinating conjunction of cause or reason: because, since, as
Subordinating conjunction of condition: if, unless
Subordinating conjunction of concession: though, although
Subordinating conjunction of result or consequence: so…that, that
Subordinating conjunction of purpose: that, lest
Subordinating conjunction of comparison: than

Friday, March 18, 2016

PHRASES WORKSHEET


PHRASES WORKSHEET

1. He was a man of great wealth.
2. The principal was an old man of friendly disposition.
3. The workers belonged to a tribe dwelling in the hills.
4. There I met a boy with red hair.
5. Only a man with plenty of money can buy a car of such beauty and power.
6. He was a young man of great promise.
7. He wore a turban made of gold.
8. He ran with great speed.
9. You can buy it in all places.
10. He replied in a very rude manner.
11. How does he live without any worries?
Answers
1. He was a man of great wealth. (adjective phrase)
2. The principal was an old man of friendly disposition. (adjective phrase)
3. The workers belonged to a tribe dwelling in the hills. (adjective phrase)
4. There I met a boy with red hair. (adjective phrase)
5. Only a man with plenty of money can buy a car of such beauty and power. (adjective phrases)
6. He was a young man of great promise. (adjective phrase)
7. He wore a turban made of gold. (adjective phrase)
8. He ran with great speed. (adverb phrase)
9. You can buy it in all places. (adverb phrase)
10. He replied in a very rude manner. (adverb phrase)
11. How does he live without any worries? (adverb phrase)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SUBJECT-PREDICATE WORKSHEET




SUBJECT-PREDICATE WORKSHEET

1. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
2. Borrowed garments never fit well.
3. She has been to all the continents.
4. A barking dog seldom bites.
5. On the top of the hill lives a hermit.
6. You never cease to amaze me.
7. We should profit from our experience.
8. Suddenly one of the wheels came off.
9. A dark figure appeared in the hallway.
10. Someone rose to speak.
11. When did she die?
12. Who told you this?
13. No man can serve two masters.
Answers
1. A rolling stone (subject) / gathers no moss (predicate).
2. Borrowed garments (subject) / never fit well (predicate).
3. She (subject) / has been to all the continents (predicate).
4. A barking dog (subject) / seldom bites (predicate).
5. On the top of the hill lives (predicate) / a hermit (subject).
6. You (subject) / never cease to amaze me (predicate).
7. We (subject) / should profit from our experience (predicate).
8. Suddenly one of the wheels came off. (one of the wheels – subject / suddenly came off – predicate)
9. A dark figure (subject) / appeared in the hallway (predicate).
10. Someone (subject) / rose to speak (predicate).
11. When did she die? (she – subject / when did die – predicate)
12. Who (subject) / told you this (predicate)?
13. No man (subject) / can serve two masters (predicate).

Monday, March 14, 2016

EXERCISE ON USING CONJUNCTION/PREPOSITION


Despite, in spite of, however, although

1. We went out …………………….. the rain.
a) in spite of
b) in spite
c) despite of
2. She went on working ……………….. it was raining.
a) although
b) despite
c) in spite of
3. She went to work ………………… the fact that it was a holiday.
a) despite
b) in spite of
c) Either could be used here
4. …………………. she didn’t like the cutlet, I enjoyed it very much.
a) Although
b) Despite
c) However
5. I had invited him; ………………….., he didn’t come.
a) although
b) despite
c) however
6. It was fun, ………………… dangerous.
a) though
b) however
c) in spite of
7. I was late; ………………. everybody else was on time.
a) although
b) however
c) despite
8. ………………… I was late, everybody else was on time.
a) Although
b) However
c) Though
9. They managed to do it, ………………….. I was not there.
a) although
b) however
c) despite
10. I went ………………… I had not been invited.
a) although
b) however
c) Either could be used here

Answers

1. We went out in spite of the rain.
2. She went on working although it was raining.
3. She went to work in spite of the fact that it was a holiday.
4. Although she didn’t like the cutlet, I enjoyed it very much.
5. I had invited him; however, he didn’t come.
6. It was fun, though dangerous.
7. I was late; however everybody else was on time.
8. Although I was late, everybody else was on time.
9. They managed to do it, although I was not there.
10. I went although I had not been invited.

Pi (π) Day

π
Pi (π) Day
March 14th (3/14)
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. March 14 is Pi Day, a day to celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π) and to eat lots of pie.
Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.
Pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi is a constant number, meaning that for all circles of any size, Pi will be the same. The diameter of a circle is the distance from edge to edge, measuring straight through the center. The circumference of a circle is the distance around.

COMMON IDIOMS


COMMON IDIOMS

Give someone the benefit of doubt
To give someone the benefit of doubt is to believe something good about them, rather than something bad when you have the possibility of doing either.
  • I really feel that we should give him the benefit of doubt.
Give someone the creeps
If something gives you the creeps, it induces the feeling of fear or revulsion in you.
  • The eels gave me the creeps.
Give someone the cold shoulder
To give someone the cold shoulder is to treat them in an unfriendly way.
  • Susie was upset with Michael and gave him the cold shoulder when she met him at the party.
Give the game away
To give the game away is to spoil the surprise or joke.
  • I wanted to give my parents a special gift on their wedding anniversary, but my sister unwittingly gave the game away.
Give someone the green light
To give someone the green light is to give them the permission to do something.
  • My parents have given me the green light to join the local soccer team.
Give someone the evil eye
To give someone the evil eye is to look at them in an angry or unpleasant way.
  • My sister gave me the evil eye when I told our parents that she had let the cat in.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

INDEFINITE PRONOUNS OVERVIEW

Study the sentences given below.
  • One does not know what to do in such situations.
  • One must be content with one’s lot.
  • One cannot choose one’s parents.
  • One must not boast of one’s achievements.
  • One must put one’s best foot forward.
  • One must not lose hope no matter what happens.
  • None of these stories are worth reading.
  • They say he has lost his marbles. (To lose one’s marbles is to go crazy.)
  • None of them are here right now.
  • All were drowned.
  • Some are born great; some achieve greatness; some have greatness thrust upon them.
  • Somebody has stolen my phone.
  • Nobody was there to save the child from drowning.
  • Few escaped unhurt.
  • We didn’t see any of them again.
Most of these words can also be used as adjectives. Note that when they are used as adjectives, they are followed by a noun.
  • Few people escaped unhurt.
  • Some people are born great.
The pronoun he or she is used to refer to the indefinite pronounsanybody, everybody, anyone, everyone and each.
  • Every one of the boys has submitted his work.
When the sex is not mentioned, the third person plural pronoun ‘they’ is used to refer to anybody, everybody etc.
  • Everybody likes to have their way.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SIMILE


Simile

The wrestler was strong.
The wrestler was as strong as an ox.
He is very busy.
He is as busy as a bee.
The two sentences make the same statement. We are told that the wrestler was strong. But the second sentence expresses the same thing in a more interesting manner. The expression as strong as an ox is called a simile.
A simile is a phrase that describes something by making a comparison between one person or thing and another of a different kind using the word as or like.
Complete the following using suitable words from the box.
[bee, mule, bat, mouse, wolf, lamb, lightning, peacock, furnace, grass, lead, feather, fox, cucumber, honey, deer, peas, egg, fiddle, rock]
1. As light as a ………………………..
2. As sweet as …………………………
3. As bald as an ……………………….
4. As cunning as a ……………………….
5. As blind as a ……………………….
6. As busy as a ……………………….
7. As hungry as a ……………………….
8. As cool as a ……………………….
9. As steady as a ……………………….
10. As quick as ……………………….
11. As busy as ……………………….
12. As swift as ……………………….
13. As obstinate as ……………………….
14. As heavy as ……………………….
15. As like as two ……………………….
16. As timid as a ……………………….
17. As proud as a ……………………….
18. As gentle as a ……………………….
19. As hot as a ……………………….
20. As green as ……………………….
Answers
1. As light as a feather
2. As sweet as honey
3. As bald as an egg
4. As cunning as a fox
5. As blind as a bat
6. As busy as a bee
7. As hungry as a wolf
8. As cool as a cucumber
9. As steady as a rock
10. As quick as lightning
11. As busy as a bee
12. As swift as a hare
13. As obstinate as a mule
14. As heavy as lead
15. As like as two peas
16. As timid as a deer
17. As proud as a peacock
18. As gentle as a lamb
19. As hot as a furnace
20. As green as grass

Thursday, March 3, 2016

REMOVE THE APOSTROPHE


REMOVE THE APOSTROPHE

 Rewrite the following sentences using the full forms of the words that have apostrophes.

1. He’s just gone out.
2. You’ll never find a better animal than this one.
3. She’s always been like that.
4. You’ve never helped me.
5. It’s raining.
6. This fellow’s out of his mind.
7. There’s nothing here.
8. What’re you doing there?
9. It’s easy to understand.
10. Isn’t there anyone to attend to that poor woman?
11. We’re all dying of hunger.
12. It’s taken much longer than I expected.
13. I can’t give an explanation.
14. If he doesn’t obey my orders, he’ll be killed.
15. Let’s start right away.
16. I’ve known him for ten years.
Answers
1. He has just gone out.
2. You will never find a better animal than this one.
3. She has always been like that.
4. You have never helped me.
5. It is raining.
6. This fellow is out of his mind.
7. There is nothing here.
8. What are you doing there?
9. It is easy to understand.
10. Is not there anyone to attend to that poor woman?
11. We are all dying of hunger.
12. It has taken much longer than I expected.
13. I cannot give an explanation.
14. If he does not obey my orders, he will be killed.
15. Let us start right away.
16. I have known him for ten years.

COMPARATIVES WORKSHEET


COMPARATIVES WORKSHEET

Silver is …………………….. gold. (precious)
Silver is not as precious as gold.
Exercise
1. Mount Everest is ……………… than K2. (high)
2. The sun is …………………….. than the moon. (hot)
3. The moon is ………………………. the sun. (hot)
4. Iron is …………………………. wood. (heavy)
5. Wood is ………………………… iron. (heavy)
6. Dogs are ……………………….. cats. (faithful)
7. Cats are …………………………. dogs. (faithful)
8. The sparrow is ………………………. the crow. (small)
9. The crow is …………………….. the sparrow. (small)
10. The elephant is …………………………. of the land animals. (big)
11. Samuel …………………………. boy in the class. (smart)
Answers
1. Mount Everest is higher than K2.
2. The sun is hotter than the moon.
3. The moon is not as hot as the sun.
4. Iron is heavier than wood.
5. Wood is not as heavy as iron.
6. Dogs are more faithful than cats.
7. Cats are not as faithful as dogs. / Cats are less faithful than dogs.
8. The sparrow is smaller than the crow.
9. The crow is not as small as the sparrow.
10. The elephant is the biggest of the land animals.
11. Samuel is smarter than any other boy in the class. / Samuel isthe smartest boy in the class.

Grammar Exercise - Countable and uncountable nouns

Grammar Exercise - Countable and uncountable nouns

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

USAGE OF NOUN

USAGE OF NOUN

Select the correct option
1. John returned the pillow to his room.Pillow is an example of what?
A.
B.
C.
D.
2. Most cars run depend on gasoline to operate.Gasoline is an example of what?
A.
B.
C.
D.
3. Mel Gibson, the actor, has stared in many films.Actor is an example of what?
A.
B.
C.
D.
4. The Sun know as a small star.Sun is an example of what?
A.
B.
C.
D.
5. The director made many films.Films is an example of what?
A.
B.
C.
D.
6. People buy many things at this famous market.Market is an example of what?
A.
B.
C.
D.
7. Johns friend brought grapes everyday for lunch.Grapes are an example of what?
A.
B.
C.
D.
8. The soldiers showed courage during the battle.Courage is an example of what?
A.
B.
C.
D.
9. The Man left the pocketwatch on the table.Pocketwach is an example of what?
A.
B.
C.
D.
10. The newspaper was for the whole community.Community is an example of what?
A.
B.
C.
D.