Archive for the ‘Grammar’ Category

Listen to Adjectives

Let’s practice your listening skill and review your grammar knowledge. Below is a YouTube video from Whatever of a prank where a car with a “Just Divorced” sign is posted, traditionally, it’s a “Just Married” sign. Onlookers are amazed and with their amazement they utter words that describe the act. What you need to do […]

Use of Comma Exercise

Practice your knowledge on using comma (,) in the following sentences. Check rules of comma to know when to use comma. Start here: 1. Having thought of a great idea Michael runs to his mother. 2. The puppy is cute but smelly. 3. Today the sun is shining brightly. 4. The diet which was introduced by Dr. Holts […]

Uses of Comma

Punctuation is an important aspect of writing. Many, even native English speakers, do not know when to use comma in writing. Here are the rules on how to use comma (,) in sentences.  1. Use commas between lists of three or more.  Example: My mother bought cake, balloons, candies, and chocolates for the party. 2. Use […]

Regular Past Verbs Pronunciation /t/ or /d/ or /-ed/

I usually notice  from my students the pronunciation errors of the regular past verbs. The error is normally on the last syllable of the verb like “talked” pronounced as /to-ked/ instead of /tokt/ or “robbed” as /rob-bed/ instead of /robd/.  So, I decided to post some of the rules on pronunciation for regular past verbs. Regular […]

Grammar Practice: Interrogative Pronouns

This Grammar Exercise is for ages 8 – 13 and/or Beginners learners. Interrogative Pronouns are words Who, Whom, What, Which, Whose. These pronouns are used to ask questions. Read and learn more HERE before doing the grammar practice on interrogative pronouns.  Let’s Start: Directions: Choose the correct Interrogative Pronouns to complete the sentences.

Interrogative Pronouns

The words Who, Whom, What, Which, Whose areInterrogative Pronouns. These pronouns are used to ask question. Examples: Who is he talking? Who are those people? Whom are you playing with? Whom is he talking to? Which of these bags is yours? Which do you like? Whose is this umbrella? Whose are these gloves? What is your dog’s […]

When to Use Reflexive Pronouns

Reflexive pronouns are a type of pronoun that end with “-self” or “-selves”. List of Reflexive pronouns: myself, itself, yourself, herself, himself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves When to use Reflexive Pronouns: 1. When the subject and object of the sentence are the same, we use reflexive pronoun as the object. Example: John sometimes blames John. (subject: John, […]

Grammar Practice: Adjective Hunt

Adjectives are words used to describe a person, thing, place, event, and others. Examples of adjectives are beautiful, tall, difficult, expensive. For our Grammar practice today, let’s hunt for these adjectives. You have only 2 minutes (please time yourself) to identify 25 adjectives from the list below.  Write the adjectives you found in the comment […]

Grammar Practice: So/Such

Are you confused when to use the words “so” and “such”? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Most of the ESL learners have the same confusion on the use of “so” and “such”. Before you begin this Grammar practice, read and study first when to use “so” and “such”. Ready? Now, let’s begin. Choose “so” […]

Use of “So” and “Such”

“So” and “Such” are often used in a sentence before an adjective or an adverb. They are used to strengthen the meaning of the adjective/adverb. To avoid confusion on the use of “so” and “such”, follow these two rules: 1. “so” is used before an adjective/adverb alone. word order: so + adjective/adverb Examples: He is so cute. (so […]