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Passive voice exercises

Passive voice exercises Have you read the information page on the passive voice? Click here to read it before you try the passive voice exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the passive voice exercises below to test your knowledge. Passive voice exercises practice Complete the passive voice exercises by changing the active … Read more

Passive voice

Passive voice The passive voice is a grammar form that can be used instead of writing active sentences. Before we look at the passive voice, think about how you form an active sentence. The easiest rule to help you build a simple active sentence is to use the Subject-Verb-Object formula. For example: John makes boots. … Read more

The subjunctive

The subjunctive The subjunctive is a grammar form that has no plural form or past form. It is generally used when something is considered important or desirable. It is part of a highly formal style of English often referred to as ‘The Queen’s English’. For example: It is essential that every child have educational opportunities. … Read more

Dependent prepositions exercises

Dependent prepositions exercises Have you read the information page on dependent prepositions? Click here to read it before you try the dependent prepositions exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the dependent prepositions exercises below to test your knowledge. Dependent prepositions exercises practice – verbs Complete the dependent prepositions exercises by choosing the … Read more

Dependent prepositions with verbs, adjectives and nouns

Dependent prepositions (with verbs, adjectives and nouns) Certain verbs, adjectives and nouns naturally take certain prepositions when placed in a sentence – these are called dependent prepositions. For example, you can object to (something), participate in (something), complain about (something). Unfortunately there are no fixed rules that can help you decide which dependent prepositions should … Read more

Reported speech

Reported speech Reported speech, also called indirect speech, is what happens when we are telling someone about what another person said. Here is an example of direct and reported speech: Direct speech: I don’t like this party. Reported or indirect speech: He said (that) he didn’t like the party. When changing direct speech into reported … Read more

Reported speech exercises

Reported speech exercises Have you read the information page on reported speech? Click here to read it before you try the reported speech exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the reported speech exercises below to test your knowledge. Practice: reported speech exercises Do the sentences below show correct use of reported speech? … Read more

Causative verbs exercises

Causative verbs exercises Have you read the information page on causative verbs? Click here to read it before you try the causative verbs exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the causative verbs exercises below to test your knowledge. Complete the causative verbs exercises by choosing the correct option (a), (b), (c) or … Read more