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.


Vocabulary Quiz

Phrasal Verbs (1)

test-your-phrasal-verbs

Fill the gaps with the phrasal verbs (in the correct form). There is an extra verb.

drag on     drop off    go off     join in     run into     set off     squeeze in    stand for    stick around   

    1. The other day I _____   _____  a friend that I hadn’t seen since we were at university.
    2. There’s going to be a lot of traffic tomorrow so we should _____   _____ early.
    3. Ella asked the taxi driver to _____  her  _____ on the corner of King Street.
    4. Although I didn’t have an appointment the dentist was able to _____  me _____.
    5. I was late for work because my alarm clock didn’t _____   _____ and I missed my train.
    6. Sorry I’m so late – the meeting _____  _____ for ages!
    7. We didn’t go straight home after school – we _____  _____ to play football.
    8. At the party Doug didn’t want to _____  _____ with the dancing but after a while and after a few beers he changed his mind.















      Answers
      1. ran into  2. set off  3. drop/off  4. squeeze/in  5. go off  6. dragged on  7. stuck around  8. join in

      Test Your Vocabulary
      Nouns from Phrasal Verbs (1)
      Colloquial Expressions (1)
      Word Formation (1)
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