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.


Confusing Words, Vocabulary Quiz

End the Confusion (5): Raise vs. Rise

Raise vs. Rise

The verb ‘raise‘ (raised/raised), is transitive so this means that it requires a direct object.

🔸  She raised her hand.

🔸  They have raised their prices again.

🔸  I intend to raise the issue with the manager.

The verb ‘rise‘ (rose/risen), on the other hand, is intransitive. This means there is no object (person, thing, pronoun, etc) receiving the action.

🔸  The temperature is rising.

🔸  The sun rose at 5 am.

🔸  Thanks to their win this weekend, Arsenal have risen to the top of the league.

Exercise

Add the correct form of ‘rise’ or ‘raise’. Scroll down for the answers. 

  1. The bread didn’t _____ because I forgot to add the yeast.
  2. The landlord can’t _____ the rent. You only moved in a short time ago.
  3. So let’s _____ our glasses and drink a toast to the happy couple!
  4. The helicopter _____ into the air and headed towards the nearby island.
  5. It was only three degrees when we got up, but by the afternoon the temperature had _____ to twenty degrees.
  6. Raquel is doing a wonderful job of _____ her kids.










Answers

1. rise
2. raise
3. raise
4. rose
5. risen
6. raising