Grammar Exercises

Verb Forms (1)

Complete the sentences with the correct form of ‘go’

1. Last night we __________ out with some friends from work.

2. Did you __________ to the match on Saturday?

3. We __________ to the cinema this evening. Do you want to come?

4. If you go to the shops this morning, I __________ with you if that’s okay.

5. I get up as soon as my alarm clock __________ off.

6. I’m not used to __________ to bed so late.

7. We’re thinking of __________ to New Zealand next year.

8. If I had known the party was going to be so boring, I wouldn’t __________.

9. She used to __________ horse riding when she was little.

10. You can learn English without __________ to an English-speaking country.





Answers

1. went
2. go
3. ‘re going
4. ‘ll go
5. goes
6. going
7. going
8. have gone
9. go
10. going


Grammar Exercises

Spot the Mistakes (43)

Which of these sentences are grammatically incorrect? Find the mistakes and correct them. Scroll down for the answers.

1. We’d better take an umbrella in case it will rain.

2. Take my advise – stay away from that guy.

3. Marco drinks a great deal of coffee.

4. I wish I hadn’t spent so much money.

5. Emily is doing a six-weeks online course.

6. It’s time you start your homework.

7. Let me know when are you arriving.





Answers

1. We’d better take an umbrella in case it rains.
2. Take my advice – stay away from that guy.
3. ✅
4. ✅
5. Emily is doing a six-week online course.
6. It’s time you started/were starting your homework.
7. Let me know when you are arriving.


Grammar Exercises

Spot the Mistakes (42)

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Which of these sentences are grammatically incorrect? Scroll down for the answers.

1.  I wish I had longer legs!
2.  I ate my lunch as fast as I could.
3.  The most early I can come to the restaurant is nine thirty.
4.  You couldn’t give me a lift to the station, could you?
5.  I’m very annoyed as the parcel should have arrive by now.
6.  He passed even though it was fairly difficult exam.
7.  We would all be very surprising if she got the job.
8. Gabriel tries to speak a bit of English everyday.

















Answers

1.  ✅

2.  ✅

3.  The earliest I can come to the restaurant is nine thirty.

4.  ✅

5.  I’m very annoyed as the parcel should have arrived by now.

6.  He passed even though it was a fairly difficult exam.

7.  We would all be very surprised if she got the job.

8.  Gabriel tries to speak a bit of English every day.

Grammar Exercises

Verb Training (2) – Answers

1.  He didn’t go yesterday. ➡️  He went yesterday.

2.  I won’t be there. ➡️  I’ll be there.

3.  You didn’t see the film. ➡️  You saw the film

4.  He doesn’t want to read the paper.  ➡️  He wants to read the paper.

5.  They didn’t speak to the teacher.  ➡️  They spoke to the teacher.

6.  They haven’t paid the bill.  ➡️  They’ve paid the bill.

7.  I didn’t take it.  ➡️  I took it.

8.  He hasn’t missed his train.  ➡️  He’s missed his train

9.  She didn’t catch the ball.  ➡️  She caught the ball.

10.  She didn’t enjoy the play.  ➡️   She enjoyed the play.

11.  I didn’t fall off the wall.  ➡️  I fell off the wall.

12.  They haven’t lent me the money.  ➡️    They’ve lent me the money.

13.  They didn’t forget to tell me.  ➡️  They forgot to tell me.

14.  We won’t go back next year.  ➡️   We’ll go back next year.

15.  He didn’t spend all his money.  ➡️    He spent all his money.

16.  It wasn’t raining.  ➡️  It was raining.

17.  It doesn’t cost a lot of money.  ➡️  It costs a lot of money.

18.  She won’t look after the dog.  ➡️   She’ll look after the dog.

19.  I didn’t choose the right answer.   ➡️   I chose the right answer.

20.  He didn’t use to like basketball.   ➡️   He used to like basketball.

21.  They didn’t let Mike go skiing.   ➡️   They let Mike go skiing.

22.  They didn’t come to see me play football.   ➡️   They came to see me play football.

23.  I didn’t have to pay.   ➡️   I had to pay.

24. We won’t do our homework now.   ➡️    We’ll do our homework now.

25. I haven’t worn this dress before.   ➡️   I’ve worn this dress before.

26. I didn’t think about him.   ➡️    I thought about him.

27. We didn’t sit next to each other.   ➡️   We sat next to each other.

28. She didn’t feel sad.   ➡️   She felt sad.

29. He doesn’t put ketchup on his burger.   ➡️   He puts ketchup on his burger.

30. We didn’t tell her to leave.   ➡️   We told her to leave.

 

 

Grammar Exercises, Verb Drills

Verb Training (2) (Elementary/Pre-Intermediate)

Write the following sentences in the positive, using contractions where possible.

Examples:

We didn’t meet him. ➡️ We met him.

She hasn’t been to Greece. ➡️ She’s been to Greece.

1.  He didn’t go yesterday.

2.  I won’t be there.

3.  You didn’t see the film.

4.  He doesn’t want to read the paper.

5.  They didn’t speak to the teacher.

6.  They haven’t paid the bill.

7.  I didn’t take it.

8.  He hasn’t missed his train.

9.  She didn’t catch the ball.

10.  She didn’t enjoy the play.

11.  I didn’t fall off the wall.

12.  They haven’t lent me the money.

13.  They didn’t forget to tell me.

14.  We won’t go back next year.

15.  He didn’t spend all his money.

16.  It wasn’t raining.

17.  It doesn’t cost a lot of money.

18.  She won’t look after the dog.

19.  I didn’t choose the right answer.

20.  He didn’t use to like basketball.

21.  They didn’t let Mike go skiing.

22.  They didn’t come to see me play football.

23.  I didn’t have to pay.

24. We won’t do our homework now.

25. I haven’t worn this dress before.

26. I didn’t think about him.

27. We didn’t sit next to each other.

28. She didn’t feel sad.

29. He doesn’t put ketchup on his burger.

30. We didn’t tell her to leave.

Answers

Grammar Exercises

On my own / by myself, etc

Complete the sentences using my/your own, etc and myself/yourself, etc.

1. Elizabeth is going to travel round Asia all by ________.
2. I’d rather not go and see the film just on ________.
3. I found Henry sitting by ________ in the garden.
4. I have a problem with my phone. It keeps shutting down by ________.
5. The taps in the bathroom turn off by ________.
6. We were able to raise all the necessary funds on ________.
7. Do you enjoy living by ________, Molly?
8. Paula prefers to go swimming on ________.
9. In the summer I just let my hair dry on ________.
10.  There was nobody else in the library. We were by ________.
















Answers

1. herself
2. my own
3. himself
4. itself
5. themselves
6. our own
7. yourself
8. her own
9. its own
10. ourselves

 

 

 

Future Tenses, Grammar Exercises

Future Continuous

Examples: 

This time tomorrow I’ll be flying to Japan.
Don’t worry, we won’t be staying long.

Add the correct form of the future continuous. 

  1. Have a great birthday. We __________ of you. (think)
  2. This time tomorrow George __________  his driving test.  (take)
  3. You can have the computer this afternoon if you like. I __________ it. (not / use)
  4. The team’s plane _________  in Abu Dhabi right about now. (land)
  5. A: “What __________ this time next year?” (you / do)
    B: “I hope I __________ and __________ in Canada.” (live; work)
  6. I wouldn’t ring the boss right now.  He __________  golf and you know how he hates to be interrupted. (play)
  7. Karen’s just phoned me. She __________ us for lunch tomorrow as she has to go to Milan. (not / join)













    Answers
    1.  ‘ll be thinking

    2.  will be taking
    3.  won’t be using
    4.  will be landing
    5.  will you be doing / ‘ll be living / working
    6.  ‘ll be playing
    7.  won’t be joining


Grammar Exercises

Spot the Mistakes (41)

Which of these sentences are grammatically incorrect? Correct the mistakes. 

  1. I didn’t have money enough for the train ticket.
  2. Can you help me? I’m not tall enough to reach the top shelf.
  3. I bought my car to a friend of mine.
  4. We regret to inform you that we are unable offer you the job.
  5. Noah regrets to change jobs. His new job is far more stressful.
  6. Jen had the uneasy feeling she was be followed.
  7. Had I had known it was your birthday, I would have bought you something.
  8. I wish I have a boss like yours. He’s very open to new ideas.









Answers

1. I didn’t have enough money for the train ticket.
2. ✅
3. I bought my car from a friend of mine.
4.  We regret to inform you that we are unable to offer you the job.
5. Noah regrets changing jobs. His new job is far more stressful.
6. Jen had the uneasy feeling she was being followed.
7. ✅
8. I wish I had a boss like yours. He’s very open to new ideas.

 

Grammar Exercises

So, such (a/an), so much, so many

Add ‘so‘, ‘such‘, ‘such (a/an)’, ‘so much‘ or ‘so many

1. It was _____ cold day we stayed indoors.
2. The book was _____ exciting I couldn’t put it down.
3. Henry is _____ incredibly talented artist.
4. I have _____ lot of homework I don’t how I’ll finish it before tomorrow.
5. There was _____ traffic I nearly missed my flight.
6. He spoke _____ softly that I could barely hear him.

7. It was _____ nice food at the restaurant and the service was _____ good that we went back the next night.
8. _____ people liked the book that Karla is going to write another.


















Answers

1. such a
2. so
3. such an
4. such a
5. so much
6. so
7. such; so
8. so many

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These exercises are great training before an exam, plus they’re quick to do. Students typically make the same grammar mistakes. Can you find the grammar errors and correct them?

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