Tag Archives: Grammar

Will or would

20 Nov

Underline the best form in each sentence.

  1. I wouldn´t /won’t do that if I were you.
  2. I would/will give you a call as soon as I get there.
  3. I would /will help me if I knew what to do.
  4. What time will/would you be back?
  5. I won’t/wouldn’t be surprised if he failed the exam.
  6. Sorry, she can’t talk to you at the moment, but she will/would call you back in an hour.
  7. If I could, I will/would travel around the world.
  8. Will/would you move to a bigger house if you had enough money?

 

Answer

  1. I wouldn´t do that if I were you.
  2. I will give you a call as soon as I get there.
  3. I would help me if I knew what to do.
  4. What time will you be back?
  5. I wouldn’t be surprised if he failed the exam.
  6. Sorry, she can’t talk to you at the moment, but she will call you back in an hour.
  7. If I could, I would travel around the world.
  8. Would you move to a bigger house if you had enough money?

 

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Say or tell

20 Nov

Complete the following sentences with say and tell.

  1. Do you know what that sign …………….? I can’t read it from here.
  2. I saw your mum yesterday and she ……………. me you were engaged.
  3. He just stood there and ……………. nothing.
  4. Why didn’t you ……………. us that you wouldn’t come?
  5. She ……………. that they would be away for a while.
  6. I think she is ……………. the truth.
  7. I wish I could ……………. something, but I’d better not.
  8. ……………. me what really happened!

Answer

  1. Do you know what that sign says? I can’t read it from here.
  2. I saw your mum yesterday and she told me you were engaged.
  3. He just stood there and said nothing.
  4. Why didn’t you tell us that you wouldn’t come?
  5. She said that they would be away for a while.
  6. I think she is telling the truth.
  7. I wish I could say something, but I’d better not.
  8. Tell me what really happened!

 

Past Perfect

19 Nov

Put the verbs in brackets into the Pat Perfect to complete the following sentences.

  1. She said she was really sorry for what she …………………… (do).
  2. It wasn’t surprising that she was so tired because she …………………… (not / sleep) for three days.
  3. They were very excited because they …………………… (not /see) a lion before.
  4. They road was blocked because a truck …………………… (break down).
  5. She couldn’t afford a pair of shoes because a day before she …………………… (spend) all her money.
  6. He felt very nervous on the plane because he …………………… (not/fly) before.
  7. The police couldn’t arrest the burglar because when they arrived, the burglar …………………… (leave).
  8. When he …………………… (pay) the bill, we left the restaurant.

 

Answer

  1. She said she was really sorry for what she had done.
  2. It wasn’t surprising that she was so tired because she hadn’t slept for three days.
  3. They were very excited because they hadn’t seen a lion before.
  4. They road was blocked because a truck had broken down.
  5. She couldn’t afford a pair of shoes because a day before she had spent all her money.
  6. He felt very nervous on the plane because he hadn’t flown before.
  7. The police couldn’t arrest the burglar because when they arrived he had left.
  8. When he had paid the bill, we left the restaurant.

 

Been or Gone

19 Nov

Write been or gone in the following sentences.

  1. Where is Laura? Has she …………….to the hairdresser’s?
  2. I love your new look! Have you ……………. to the hairdresser’s?
  3. I know New York quite well. I have ……………. there more than once.
  4. You can’t speak to Anna now. She has already …………… home.
  5. I left my mobile a couple of minutes ago. And Now it’s ……………!
  6. My grandmother has never ……………. abroad.
  7. I saw her a moment ago. Where do you think she has …………….?
  8. She has ……………. to Argentina three times.

 

Answer

  1. gone
  2. been
  3. been
  4. gone
  5. gone
  6. been
  7. gone
  8. been

 

 

Countable and uncountable nouns

19 Nov

Read the following sentences and decide whether the nouns written in italics are countable (C) or uncountable (U).

  1. He used the computer to find some information.
  2. She unfolded the towel on the sand.
  3. There was too much furniture in the living room.
  4. The radio was playing a nice song.
  5. She gave me some useful advice.
  6. He put a picture on her desk.
  7. The rice was steaming on a plate.
  8. 11. They had to gather research on the Internet.

 Answer

  1. U
  2. U
  3. U
  4. C
  5. U
  6. C
  7. U
  8. U

Frequency adverbs

19 Nov

Complete each sentence with a frequency adverb so it is true for you.

 

 

always        often        sometimes        occasionally        never

 

  1. I get up early in the morning.
  2. I am late for work.
  3. I take a taxi to work.
  4. I play computer games.
  5. I watch TV in bed.
  6. I go to the theatre.
  7. I cook a meal for my family.
  8. I eat chocolate.

 

Questions with who

19 Nov

Decide if “who” is the subject or object of the following questions.

  1. Who wants /does want a cup of tea?
  2. Who won / did win the match yesterday?
  3. Who knows / does know the answer this question?
  4. Who knew / did you meet at the party last night?
  5. Who did tell / told you the news?
  6. Who lives / does live next door?
  7. Who smoked / did smoke in my car?
  8. Who broke / did break my pencil?

 

Answer

  1. Who wants a cup of tea?
  2. Who won the match yesterday?
  3. Who knows the answer this question?
  4. Who did you meet at the party last night?
  5. Who told you the news?
  6. Who lives next door?
  7. Who smoked in my car?
  8. Who broke my pencil