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Grammar

Present Perfect and Past Simple

Average: 3.6 (22 votes)

Both these tenses can be used to talk about actions that happened in the past but which tense we use depends on the situation.

Pre-Intermediate - Verb Patterns

Average: 4.3 (46 votes)

Two-word Prepositions

Average: 3.8 (18 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

What is an antecedent?

Average: 4 (132 votes)

Snakes are dangerous if they bite.

They is a pronoun. Snakes is an antecedent. The antecedent is the word that the pronoun is about.

A pronoun must always agree with its antecedent:

Pronouns for Elementary Level Students

Average: 3.4 (51 votes)

In English grammar, a pronoun is a word that is used instead of the noun.

A basic example is "Sarah is tall". In this sentence, Sarah is a noun. Because we know that Sarah is a girl, we can use the pronoun she and keep the same meaning - "She is tall".

Adjective + Preposition Challenge

Average: 3.8 (25 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'

Verb Practice

Average: 3.8 (18 votes)

Take a look at this multiple choice quiz. Practice your knowledge of verbs by choosing the correct one in each sentence.

How many did you get correct? Which ones did you slip up on (make a mistake on)?

Link: Verb Tense Review

How to use 'Have something done'

Average: 3.2 (34 votes)

Have something done is used to show that something is done for us, we do not do it ourselves. Compare these two sentences:

"I washed my car." - I washed my car myself.

"I had my car washed." - I paid someone to wash my car for me.

Frequency adverbs

Average: 3.6 (25 votes)

Frequency adverbs show how often something happens. They usually come before the main verb in a sentence: "I sometimes cook Italian food."

Verbs, Adjectives, Nouns - Beginners/Elementary

Average: 3.8 (1321 votes)

Take a look at the words and decide if they are nouns, verbs or adjectives.

Noun: a word that refers to a person, place, thing, event, substance or quality e.g.'nurse', 'cat', 'party', 'oil' and 'poverty'.

Verb: a word or phrase that describes an action, condition or experience e.g. 'run', 'look' and 'feel'.

Adjective: a word that describes a noun e.g. 'big', 'boring', 'pink', 'quick' and 'obvious'.