Grammar Exercises

Spot the Mistakes (10)

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

  1. Shall we go for a walk later?
  2. The exam was so difficult that anybody passed.
  3. I must to go to the doctor yesterday.
  4. I suggest to go early.
  5. We arrived at the airport at nine.
  6. He was so much tired he fell asleep straightaway.
  7. I used to eat too many sweets.

















    Answers

    1. ✅
    2. The exam was so difficult that nobody passed.
    3. I had to go to the doctor yesterday.
    4. I suggest going early. (or: I suggest you/we go early, etc)
    5. ✅
    6. He was so tired he fell asleep straightaway.
    7. ✅

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Vocabulary Quiz

Phrasal Verbs (2)

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Fill the gaps with the phrasal verbs (in the correct form). There are two extra verbs.

catch on   chop up    fire away    fire back   go off   pour down   put out   shop around   stay up   turn up

  1. When we went into the cinema it was bright and sunny but by the time we left it was absolutely _____   _____.
  2. The match is on TV but it doesn’t finish until after midnight. Ask Mum if she’ll let us _____   _____ to see it.
  3. “Can I help you get dinner ready?
    – “Yes, can you _____   _____ that parsley first?”
  4. I usually like fish but I _____   _____ it when I was pregnant.
  5. Are you sure you don’t mind driving me home? I don’t want to _____   you _____ .
  6. The family were delighted when their dog  _____   _____ safe and sound. They thought they would never see him again.
  7. Nicole was able to find the computer at a much lower price after _____   _____.
  8. “Can I ask you a few questions about your work?”
    – “Sure, _____   _____.”
















    Answers
    1. pouring down  2. stay up  3. chop up  4. went off  5. put … out  6. turned up  7. shopping around  8. fire away

Grammar Exercises

The Passive


Change these sentences from the active to the passive. (Answers at the bottom of the page)

eg. They told him to wait. ➜ He was told to wait.

1.  We should discuss the matter straightaway.

2.  They are playing the match on Centre Court right now.

3.  The bad weather didn’t affect us very much.

4.  They asked Michael a lot of questions.

5.  They haven’t signed the contract yet.

6.  They give children too many exams and too much homework.

7.  You can’t sell the house until next year.

8.  They are renovating the hotel at the moment.

9. They have told everyone to stay at home.

10. They will play all matches behind closed doors.











Answers:

1.  The matter should be discussed straightaway.

2.  The match is being played on Centre Court right now.

3.  We weren’t affected very much (by the bad weather).

4.  Michael was asked a lot of questions.

5.  The contract hasn’t been signed yet.

6.  Children are given too many exams and too much homework.

7.  The house can’t be sold until next year.

8.  The hotel is being renovated at the moment.

9. Everyone has been told to stay at home.

10. All matches will be played behind closed doors.