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G.23 - Adjectives

Two-word Prepositions

Average: 3.2 (40 votes)

Many prepositions we use are single words like in, on and at. These are called simple prepositions.

There are also prepositions which are made up of two or three words. These complex prepositions act in the same way as single-word prepositions.

How many of these two-word prepositions are you familiar with?

Let me know if you have any questions about the meanings of any of these sentences.

Link:Quiz on prepositions

Adjective + Preposition Challenge

Average: 3.4 (94 votes)

It's time to test your knowledge of adjective + preposition combinations. Take a look at these common adjectives and choose the prepositions that normally follow them.

It's not easy to remember which preposition is used with which adjective - practice exercises like this are the best way to learn.

When you have finished, write your own example sentences using the correct adjective + preposition combinations. Did you get 10/10?

Link: Prepositions plus '-ing'

The different uses of like

Average: 2.7 (25 votes)

In English, the word like is flexible and has many uses. Can you tell the difference in meaning when it is used in a variety of questions?

Match these answers to the questions below. Don't type in the whole answer, only use the letters shown.

Personality Words

Average: 3 (23 votes)

Match the personality adjective to the best description in the following six sentences.

Which words do use to describe yourself? Remember to give examples e.g.
"I am ___ because ___."

Link: The Year of the Ox 'Personality Adjectives'

Adjectives plus prepositions

Average: 2.5 (22 votes)

Test you knowledge of adjectives followed by the prepositions. Complete the sentences with the correct missing preposition.

Link: Prepositions Questions

Adjective Word Order

Average: 3.5 (192 votes)

Learn English Noun and Adjective Endings

Average: 3.5 (97 votes)

By knowing typical endings of words that identify nouns, adjectives, or adverbs, students can improve their vocabulary quickly and easily. This will also greatly improve reading comprehension. If you are reading, and come across a word that you don't know, follow these steps:

What are absolute adjectives?

Average: 3.7 (49 votes)

Take a look at these very short sentences:

"He's tall."

"He's dead."

They both contain adjectives: tall and dead.

Tall can be used in comparative sentences:

Quick tip - Well vs Good

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Well vs Good

"I speak English well."

"I speak English good."

Which of these is correct and why?

Comparative Adjectives

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When we want to compare two things we use comparative adjectives. For example:

'Canada is colder than America.'
'Tokyo is more expensive than Barcelona.'
'Barcelona is less expensive than Tokyo.'