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Prepositions used with adjectives

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Take a look at these example sentences and notice which prepositions follow which adjectives.

"I've always been interested in learning English."
"Because she's scared of flying she doesn't go abroad much."
"This box is full of old coins."

On this page we will review some basic adjective + preposition combinations.

Irregular Verb Practice

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English verbs come in three basic forms:

The simple present e.g. play "Let's play chess."

The simple past e.g. played "I played my guitar yesterday."

The past participle e.g. played "Have you ever played golf?"

We add -ed to the end of simple present verbs to make regular simple past and past participle verbs.

Irregular verbs don not follow this rule. In fact, they don't really follow rule!

English learners must learn the forms of irregular forms.

Find the mistakes in these sentences

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Ten sentences for you today. Each sentence has one mistake in it.

Can you find all ten mistakes?

The correct answers are below the sentences.

Subject, Verb & Object

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Subject + Verb + Object combine to make basic English sentences.

"She drinks milk."

Adjectives -ed or -ing

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Quick review of adjectives ending -ing and -ed.

Compare these two sentences:

"English grammar is confusing."
"I was confused by what I read."

-ing for descriptions

We use -ing adjectives to describe things. "It is boring."

Relationship Verbs

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A few weeks ago I wrote a lesson about relationship idioms.
This lesson is a bit simpler and focuses on some of the verbs we often use when talking about relationships.

Try and put the correct verb in each sentence.

Be careful though, make sure you put the verb in the correct tense!
Lesson by Caroline Devane

Quick Preposition Quiz

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In English we use prepositions with certain verbs and nouns.

Examples:

"I love swimming in summer."

"I am writing my final exam on Thursday."

Complete the sentences and insert prepositions if and where they are needed.

Two sentences are perfect just as they are so be careful! Use "-" when no preposition is needed.

Present Simple Tense Sentence Construction

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The Present Simple is learned when we first begin to study English and is used all the time.

Remember that for I/you/we/they the verb doesn't change but for he/she/it you add an 's' on the end!

For example: (never/Shawn/soccer/play/at school) = Shawn never plays soccer at school.

Auxiliary Verb Practice

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When learning English, auxiliary verbs pop up time and again!

Can you identify which of the verbs below are full verbs and which are auxiliary verbs?

Lesson by Amanda, Cape Town English School

Verbs with Two Objects

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Many verbs can have two objects – one direct object and one indirect object.

Usually the indirect object refers to a person, and this often comes first.