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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Error Correction, Exercise 3

Correct the sentences below:

1. John has been working on the pilot project since two years.

2. When he entered the classroom the lecture already was beginning.

3. Mary has returned back her book in the library.

4. If Peter works hard he would get a good mark in the exam.

5. They turn up with the flying colours if they practised well.

6. If he told them about the route they would not have missed their way.

7. She would not have sent the mail if you did not instruct her.

8. If I had painted the picture well it would cost a great deal.

9. If the Manager had received your project on time he would not fire you.

10.The boy, together with his teachers and friends, are going to the beach.

11. A group of people are rushing into the hall.

12. The team is divided in different perspectives on the issue.

13. Neither the party leader nor the party workers was able to calm the distressed people.

14. Data is being collected by the media.

15. She is a real good singer.

16. All Computer Science students should learn computer operating, typing, and how to programme computers.

17. The Lawyer has been warning his clients  last Sunday.

18. Everybody on the board have to come to the discussion sessions.

19. How could they threaten you and she for this issue?

21. He is addicted at cricket, badminton and playing basket ball.

22. Neither his followers nor he were welcomed by the society.

23. Some of you will have to get their own ID cards for inspection.

24. If anyone peeps into the room, capture their photographs.

25. It must have been him who has sent this mail.

26. One should respect your motherland.

27. It happen only rarely in life.

28. Children is watering flowers in the garden.

29. They purchased a new air conditioner next month.

31. It begin to rain as soon as we stepped out of the house.

32. The mother was pray for her  child.

33. Among the two sisters, Hanna is a better dancer

34. The officer has given orders to his soldiers yesterday.

35. The girl sat down besides the lake.

36. The two brothers are quarrelling with one another 

37. He did all his work satisfactory.

38. They used to played cricket during their childhood.

39. Christa saw a lots of swans at the lake.

40. Is there some tea in the pot? 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Error Correction, Exercise 1

Correct the mistakes:

1. She recommended me that I take a few days off from work.
2. I tried to explain him the problem, but he had difficulty understanding me.
3. I don’t know why you didn’t go. If I were you, I should have gone.
4. Kate claims that if she got an MBA after finishing her bachelor’s degree, she might have been considered for the position.
5. Kevin says he stopped to travel internationally because of his family.
6. We regret informing you that your application has been denied.
7. The interview was broadcasted live over the internet.
8. I’m so glad that he spoke in my behalf because I felt awful that I couldn’t make it to the event.
9. At first I studied engineering in college, but I ended getting a marketing degree.
10. It was a frustrating situation because we were uncapable of helping.
11. When the check came, I tried to pay but John told me to put away my wallet and insisted that he paid for dinner.
12. They had managed a few crisises in the past, so they were able to handle this situation fairly well.
13. If you would’ve told me, I would have given you my honest advice.
14. The four participants discussed it between themselves.
15. We thought we were going to expand this year, but we actually have less people now than we did two years ago.
16. She’s trying to concentrate herself on finishing her degree.
17. Unfortunately, some species has got extinct due to human activity.
18. I’m a little afraid to do this by my own.
19. He told me that he had never been in that restaurant before.
20. Never before I had seen something quite like that.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Sequence of Tenses, Exercise 1


Choose the correct answer:

1. “Well, I was just browsing / I just browsed some photo albums when I started / I was starting to remember our former classmates.”

2. “Oh, how nice! Did you laugh / Were you laughing when you saw our childish faces?”

3. “Not really. Some of us look the same. For example Damian… He has already divorced / had already divorced when I talked to him.”

4. “What happened? He is / is being one of the most intelligent boys.”

5. “Just his luck… When I met / meet him, he was applying for a position in a foreign company.”

6. “What about Alice? She married / had married by the time we graduated high-school.”

7. “I know. She has a company with her husband now. They were celebrating / celebrated her birthday at Miriam’s restaurant when I accidentally came across / was coming across them.

8. “Donna, I’m awfully sorry! I would absolutely like to chat with you, but I baked / was baking some cookies for a while when you called…”

9.”You Did you read / Have you read `Think and grow rich`?

10. “Not yet. I mean I started reading it five months ago, but I didn`t finish / haven`t finished it.”
11. “Do you mean you have been reading / have read it for a few months?”
12. “Well, not exactly. Meanwhile, I read / have read other books, too. I always liked Anthony Robbins. In fact I sent / have sent him an email. I waited / have been waiting for his answer since then.”
13. ”I see. Well, it seems that you were / have been very busy lately.

14. “How many times a week you do you see / are you seeing your grandparents?”

15. “I don`t see / I`m not seeing them very often .”

16. “Did you see / have you seen them today?

17. “No, not today. Today I had / I have had an appointment with my lawyer.”

18. I will stay here until the rain stops / will stop.

19. It`s time you stopped / have stopped feeling sorry for yourself / yourselves.

20. He hoped that he may / might get another chance. 

21. She plays the violin as if her life depends / depended on it.

22. She said she broke / was breaking the plate when she washed / was washing it.

23. They said that the Earth is / was round.

24.  He said he would come to see me after he finished / had finished work.

25. I will have finished studying / will finish studying by the time you come home.

26. She will go to England after she got / has got a visa.

27. Last year I worked more than I did / have done this year.

28. She promised / has promised her mother that she will help her.

29. I thought he would come if he has / had time.

30. He thought she has already come / she had already come.

31. I insist that you write / should write more carefully.

32. It is strange that he should not have accepted / should accept your invitation yesterday.

33. It was necessary that he act / should act like that.

34. John said that he would come when he could / can.

35. I was writing / wrote a letter when Tom was calling me up / called me up.

36. Father adviced / advised us not to go there / to not go there.

37. They found / were finding the book after you left / had left.

Translate into Romanian:

He should go now.                  
He must go now                              
He would go now…
He might go now.                   
He could go now.                             
He may go now.
He must go now.                     
He has to go now                            
He will go now.

Sequence of Tenses, Exercise 2

Choose the correct answer:

1. I waited for my friend until he /had come / comes / came.

2. He ran as quickly as he /had been able / can / could.

3. He ran away because he /were afraid / was afraid / had been afraid.

4. He was so tired that he / can / could barely stand.

5. After the rain was over, the sun shone / shined / had shone out again.

6. His health has improved since he / left / has left / had left the city.

7. Whenever we meet we / talk / talked / had talked / of old times.

8. Wherever he preaches, people/ gather / gathers / gathered/ to listen.

9. Galileo maintained that the earth/ moves / moved /round the sun.

10. Newton discovered that the force of gravitation / makes / made / apples fall.

11. He rested his horse because it /limped / was limping / had been limping / for some time.

12. He said that he /had passed / passed / was passing / the examination.

13. The building will be demolished when school year / ends / will end / has ended.

14. She likes to display the miniature spoons she /has collected / had collected / collected / since her marriage to an antique dealer.

15. Suddenly we noticed that the clock / had stopped / has stopped / stopped

16. I never thought I / will see / would see / saw / him again.

17. The woman led me to her hut and / tells / told / has told / me to remain there over the night.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Verb Tenses, Test 9

Choose the correct answer.

1. After Jessica __ her degree, she intends to work in her father's company.
A. will finish 
B. will have finished 
C. finishes 
D. is finishing

2. By the time I go to bed tonight, I __ my work for the day.
A. will finish 
B. have finished 
C. will have finished 
D. finish

3. When my parents __ for a visit tomorrow, they will see our new baby for the first time. 
A. will arrive 
B. arrived 
C. will have arrived 
D. arrive

4. Mary looked down to discover a snake at her feet. When she saw it, she__.
A. was screaming 
B. had screamed 
C. screamed 
D. screams 

5. By the time Alfonso finally graduated from high school, he __ seven different schools because his parents moved frequently.
A. attended 
B. was attending 
C. had attended 
D. had been attending

6. Until you learn to relax more, you __ your ability to speak English.
A. haven't improved 
B. aren't improving 
C. don't improve 
D. won't improve

7. I borrowed four books on gardening the last time I __ to the library.
A. go 
B. went 
C. had gone 
D. have gone

8. Before I started the car, all of the passengers __ their seat belts. 
A. will buckle 
B. had buckled 
C. buckle 
D. have buckled

9. It seems that whenever I travel abroad, I ___ to take something I need.
A. forgot 
B. am forgetting 
C. forget 
D. had forgotten

10. When I see the doctor this afternoon, I ___ him to look at my throat.
A. will ask 
B. asked 
C. will have asked 
D. ask

11. After ancient Greek athletes won a race in the Olympics, they __ a simple crown of olive leaves.
A. received 
B. had received 
C. were receiving 
D. have received

12. After the race ___, the celebration began.

A. had been won 
B. is won 
C. will be won 
D. has been won 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Confused Verbs Exercise

             Frequently - Confused Verbs

Identify whether the verb or the compound verb is correctly used:

1. The leftover casserole has been setting in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.

2. The cows were laying in the field even though it was raining.

3. Set that vase on the sideboard.

4. The beavers spent the afternoon lying new branches on the lodge.

5. John argues that setting in a rocking chair is a form of aerobic exercise.

6. The entire cub pack suddenly sitted down.

7. While they were lying the new linoleum, the boys listened to music.

8. The cat preferred to set on the dining room table.

9. After the clerk had laid the fabric on the table, Willa saw several small grease spots.

  10. While Charlene and Shasta were sitting the post in the concrete, they were harassed by clouds of black flies.

11. Mary laid down for a short nap before the exam.

12. We have set here four hours and still haven't caught a fish.

13. After lying the egg carton on the counter,Beverly began to search for the frying pan.

14. After she had sat the bags of groceries down, she was able to find her door keys.

15. Charlie and Kim lied in the sun all afternoon.

16. The youngest child usually sets in a special chair.

17. We spent the morning lying on the sofa watching cartoons instead of raking the leaves.

18. Bryson carefully sits the bamboo bridge on the counter.

19. The records were ruined because they had laid on top of the radiator all weekend.

20. Lie those boxes on the top shelf in the garage.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Do vs. Make, Exercises


 Choose the correct answer:  
1. What did you do / make at the weekend?

2. It's been a pleasure doing / making business with you.

3. I have to go home and do / make some chores this afternoon.

4. She sat on the sofa, doing / making a crossword and drinking tea.

5. She had toothache, so she did / made an appointment with the dentist for the following day.

6. Unfortunately, Lucy does / makes a lot of work at the weekends.

7. I've done / I`ve made my decision. I'm going back to university.

8. She did a cake last night / She made a cake last night.

9. She did very badly on the exam, so she'll have to retake it / She made very badly on the exam, so she'll have to retake it.

Choose the correct verb:
1. I need to _______ my homework.
 a) do                   b) make

2. She _____ a lot of money at her new job.
 a) does                b) makes

3. Tomorrow he will ______ some exercise. 
  a) do                 b) make

4. Did you _____ your bed this morning? 
a) do                    b) make

5. I can't _____ cookies for the party.
 a) do                     b) make

6. Please ______ the dishes after dinner.
a) do                        b) make

7. Can you ______ me a favour? 
a) do                    b) make

8. Tonight I will ______ my History assignment.
a) do                      b) make

9. I have to go home and _____some chores this afternoon.
a) do                   b) make

10. The storm has ____ a lot of damage to the house.
a) done              b) made