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Either and either or

Complete the following sentences using either, neither or either of. 1. ‘When should I come – Tuesday or Friday?’ ‘………………… day is okay.’ a) Either b) Either of 2. I don’t like ……………….. them....

Uses of the apostrophe

The main use of apostrophe is to show that a person or thing belongs to somebody. We indicate this by adding an apostrophe and ‘s’ to singular nouns. This is John’s laptop. He is...

Appraise and apprise

Appraise and apprise These expressions are often confused. To appraise is to assess. The government has set up a committee to appraise the situation. Apprise To apprise is to inform. This expression is mainly...

Some idiomatic expressions

Abandon yourself to To abandon yourself to something is to give in to it completely. The kids abandoned themselves to the joys of summer vacation. The dancers swung their bodies with wild abandon. Be...

Wish and hope | Grammar exercise

Fill in the blanks. 1. I wish I …………………. better looking. a) was b) am 2. I wish I ………………. fly. a) can b) could 3. I wish I …………………… English. a) can speak...

Grammar exercise (intermediate level)

Fill in the blanks. 1. ‘Are you coming with us?’ ‘No, ……………………’ a) I’m b) I’m not 2. It ……………………. nice if he had thanked you. a) would be b) would have been c)...

General Grammar Exercise

Fill in the blanks. 1. ………………………………. it may seem, I don’t enjoy watching movies. a) Though strange b) Strange though c) Strangely though 2. As I get older, I ……………………… more optimistic. a) get...

Idioms about secrets and secretive behaviour

Are you good at keeping things under wraps? Do you say bad things about people behind their back? English has several idioms for describing secrets. Here are the most common among them. Keep under...