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more'wh...' questions

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'___  section of the orchestra does the flute belong?'

It was very popular the last time, so today we take another look at  'Wh...' questions.

To review, 'Wh...' words are what, when, why, where, which, which and how.

Please choose the correct 'Wh' form to complete the questions below. Pay close attention to prepositions eg on, in and at.

Correct word-order exercise

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'animlas/business/It/to/after/an/exotic/look/is/expensive'

Put the following words into the correct order, like this:

drink/the/performance/a/You/after/buy/can

Becomes:

You can buy a drink after the performance.

Find the extra word - 3

Average: 3.8 (13 votes)

'The Notting Hill Carnival'

Read the following article written over 11 lines. Some of these lines have an extra word which is not needed, as they make the sentence wrong. Not every line has a wrong word. Some lines are ok. Only look for one extra word on each line:

Jason's story - part 2: reading, grammar and vocab exercise

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 'Jason's Story part 2'

Read part 2 of our story and choose the word which best fits for the 8 spaces. When you are finished click on the links for their meaning. The links in the story will take you to the Cambridge Online Dictionary.

You can read part 1 of the story here.

Which sentences have mistakes? Part 2

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Is this sentence correct? 'What spell your name?'

You are going to read ten sentences. Using your excellent knowledge of English, you should decide if each sentence is correct English or if there are any mistakes.

Link: Which sentences have mistakes -part 1

How to use 'Unless' and 'As long as'

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'We'll catch our flight as long as we leave soon.'

As long as

Take a look at this sentence:

"I will go if it is free."

(If it is free, I will go.)

In this sentence we can change if to as long as and it keeps the same meaning:

what are 'auxiliary verbs'?

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'There are lots of things to buy.'

Auxiliary verbs are also known as 'helping verbs'.

The three most common auxiliary verbs are:

be, do and have

I am leaving = Leaving is the main verb. Am is the auxiliary.

how to use adjectives and adverbs

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'Working hard or hardly working?'

adverbs

Adverbs are used to give us more information about a verb. They give us information on how something happens or how something is done. For example:

'She cried badly when her dog died'.

'He easily climbed the wall'.

adverbs of time

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'It's been snowing since I got here.'

We use adverbs of time to tell us when an event happened. They are also used to tell us  how long an event lasted  and how often it happens.

For Example:

I rarely see my parents.

They have already left.

I've been working here since 2005.

mixed prepositions quiz

Average: 4.4 (40 votes)

Today we are taking a look at some sentences which are all missing prepositions.

For example, prepositions include: on, in and at. You need to use more than these three examples.

Please complete the sentences below using a preposition and watch your spelling.

Good luck!

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