Meaning: To complain or protest, especially about something which does not seem important.
Whinge as a verb:
"She's always whinging about something."
"I went out with Tom last night. He spent the whole evening whinging about his wife."
Eat - Ate - Eaten. 'Eaten' is a past participle verb, but how and when is it used? Here's a quick review and quiz.
The past participle is used in both active and passive sentences:
Rollercoaster riders at an English theme park are being banned from putting their arms in the air - after complaints about body odour.
Using the new rule, signs will tell visitors to keep their arms down and 'Say no to B.O.!' (Body Odour).
Wardens on the rides will also remind people to consider their fellow passengers and anyone ignoring the warnings will be taken off the rollercoaster. Those who continue to do so will be asked to leave the park.
Prefix: an affix placed before a base or another prefix, as un- in unkind, un- and re- in unrewarding.
Pre-: a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, where it meant before. It can also mean prior to, in advance of, early beforehand, before, and in front of.
Prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in sentences.
There are lots of prepositions and choosing the right one can be difficult.
Most English learners find the best way to learn them is through practising, practising.... and then practising again!
So come on - it's time to get busy practising!
Link: Prepositions + '-ing'
Unless you live on the moon, you must know who David Beckham is!
The English footballer is one of the most famous people in the world. Here we take a little look at his life with a focus on your English grammar.
You don’t need to be a football fan to answer these questions – the important thing with this exercise is the sentence structure. Read the sentences carefully to get a good idea of the missing words.
Time for a basic review of the past simple tense. All you have to do is complete the sentences using the past simple tense.
I expect you all to get 10/10! Can you do it? Don't disappoint me!
Take a look at the following eight answers and decide which questions are the best match.