Complete the text with of, from, since, for.
Mark is originally (1)___ South Africa, but he moved to Barcelona when he graduated college, and has lived there (2)___ fifteen years. He moved into and has lived there (3)___ he arrived. His girlfriend, Helena, is also an immigrant: she is (4)___ Athens, the capital (5)___ Greece. They’ve been going out (6)___ 2008, and they’ve lived together (7)___ six months; in fact, she was one (8)___ the first people he met in Catalonia. (9)___ they’ve been going out, he’s met a lot (10)___ new people, and now he really likes living in Barcelona.
There are two types of questions, direct and indirect. We’re all familiar with the direct ones, as we use them every day: “How are you?”, “What would you like to do this weekend?” “Have you got any real beer in the house?” are some examples. They follow an “inverted” word order: unlike most sentences, the […]
Many English learners’ native languages either don’t distinguish between masculine and feminine pronouns, or don’t use pronouns at all. Strangely, despite having eliminated sex from regular nouns, all 3rd-person pronouns referring to people have sex. It is extremely important to keep them in order, as mixing them up can cause great confusion. In the following exercise, write in the correct pronoun.
There are two types of questions, direct and indirect. We’re all familiar with the direct ones, as we use them every day: “How are you?”, “What would you like to do this weekend?” “Have you got any real beer in the house?” are some examples. They follow an “inverted” word order: unlike most sentences, the subject comes after the auxiliary verb, not before.
Have can be confusing because it’s used in two different ways: as an auxiliary verb, and as a main verb.
When it’s an auxiliary verb, it’s part of the perfect, and is followed by a participle. In these cases, it can be contracted.
When it’s a main verb, it’s either followed by its object or a to-infinitive, and cannot be contracted.
Also, be aware that have can be both in the same sentence.
When answering another person’s comments, instead of saying just yes or no, we can respond with certain phrases that express our feelings towards the response we give. For example:
When we are fairly sure of our response to what someone else has said, we can use “think”:
“Will the report be finished on time?” “I think so.”
“Won’t Mary be coming with us?” “I don’t think so.”
Correct the mistakes in these sentences:
Yesterday, I said Mary that I we really need to buy a new car
I was thinking to go and visit my aunts for the holidays.
The most of New Yorkers will be at Times Square for New Year’s.
People has to use public transport more—that way, there’s more room on the freeway for me!
The most part of Adele’s songs are really depressing.
Decide where the adverb should be placed by choosing a number. Sometimes more than one
answer is correct:
1 I 2 went shopping 3 at the 4 mall 5. Yesterday
1 I 2 have 3 seen 4 any “Twilight” movies 5. Never
1 I 2 wonder 3 what the future 4 will 5 bring. Sometimes.
1 I’m 2 going 3 to Bali 4 on vacation 5. Next week.