Run-on sentences happen when there are two independent clauses not separated by any form of punctuation. The error can sometimes be corrected by adding a period, semicolon, or colon to separate the two sentences.
e.g. Incorrect: My car is expensive I spent a lot of money on it.
Correct: My car is expensive. I spent a lot of money on it.
We use the past participle when using perfect tenses, but unfortunately, many verbs are irregular in this form. e.g. Ride - Rode - Ridden
Here's an exercise to help you remember the perfect tenses and to help you see how many past participles you can remember.
Can you name any other verbs that are irregular in the past participle and put them in a perfect tense sentence? Good luck!
Quantifiers are words that modify nouns. We use them to give more information about nouns; they tell us the amount or quantity of a noun.
To understand which quanifier to use, you need to know countable and uncountable nouns.
For example cars are countable so we can use many:
"How many cars are in that garage?"
Snow is uncountable so we can use much:
Can you remember the rules for comparative and superlative adjectives? Here’s a quick exercise to help you find out. Is the sentence correct or incorrect? If it is incorrect, what should the sentence say? Good luck!
Lesson by Caroline
In English, we use wish + past form verb when we want something now or in the future to be different e.g. I wish I had more money. In English, we use wish + past perfect verb to show we regret something (we want something in the past to be different) e.g. I wish I had listened to my mom and studied harder.
Match these five missing words (or phrases) to the sentences:
Can you remember the past simple form of the verb to be? Try this quiz to see if you can! Does the sentence need was or were?
We often post lessons that focus on specific parts of grammar on our website, but here’s a review to see how much you remember about grammar generally. Hopefully, it will help you understand what rules you need to revise! Let us know which rules you found difficult and we will try to post some lessons based on those rules.
Are the rules below true or false? Good luck!
The following questions about marriage each contain one or two mistakes. Do you know what they are? Rewrite the correct sentences in the comments area. You can also read the correct sentences by clicking below the 15 sentences.
e.g. Does you believe on love at first sight?
Do you believe in live at first sight?
We use the possessive 's' to show that something belongs to someone or something. For example:
"That is Jennifer's dress" means the dress belongs to Jennifer.
Remember: If the person the thing belongs to ends in s we just add an apostrophe and do not add the s. For example:
"That is Carlos' tie."
Can you match the adjectives to their opposites?: