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Subject and Object Pronouns

Average: 4.3 (15 votes)

A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. Without pronouns we would have to keep repeating our nouns.

We don't say:  My sister is very friendly. Everyone likes my sister.
Instead, we say: My sister is very friendly. Everyone likes her.

Colour Idioms

Average: 4.3 (24 votes)

Idioms are figurative expressions which make learning a language fun and interesting. All languages have their own idioms. There are thousands of idioms in English. This quiz tests your knowledge of idioms related to colours.

Choose from the list of idioms to complete the sentences:

Like and As

Average: 3.8 (24 votes)

There is often some confusion between the usage of 'like' and 'as'.

Like

'Like' is used before a noun or pronoun to say that two things are similar; they behave or work in the same way:
He works like a slave.
She swims like a fish.
He runs like the wind.

Play, Go, Do

Average: 4.4 (19 votes)

When we speak about sports and leisure activities the verbs 'play', 'go' and 'do' are used with different sports and activities.

Play

Play is used with sports that have teams, rules and competitions:
Badminton, baseball, football, golf, rugby and tennis are some examples.
I have been playing tennis for over ten years.
When I was young we played football just outside our house in the street.

Like, Look like, Be like

Average: 4.3 (16 votes)

Like can be used as a verb to talk about tastes and preferences:
I like chocolate.
I like living in the city.

If a verb is used after like it can take the –ing form or the infinitive with to with very little difference in meaning:
I like cooking. I like to cook.

Future Continuous

Average: 4.1 (12 votes)

The future continuous is formed with 'will/won't + be + -ing'
I will be meeting David tomorrow.

We use the future continuous to talk about a temporary action in progress at a particular time in the future.
They'll be celebrating their tenth anniversary next weekend.
I won't be working on Monday.

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Average: 3.8 (6 votes)

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Future Perfect Tense

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The future perfect is formed with 'will/won't + have + past participle'.
He will have left by the time you arrive.

Gradable and ungradable adjectives

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Adjectives describe a quality that something has. To describe variations in temperature, for instance, we can use hot or cold, which are gradable adjectives but to describe the limits of temperature we use boiling or freezing. These are ungradable adjectives.

Polite Requests

Average: 3.3 (156 votes)

Asking to do things – asking for permission

There are many different ways of making polite requests in English. If you don't want to sound rude when speaking English, then you need to know how to make a request in a polite way.Requests in English are usually made in the form of questions