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)
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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.