Grammar

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A little and A Few Exercises (With Printable PDF)

A little and a few are two phrases that confuse many English writers. Learn the difference between the two quantifiers, then answer the two printable worksheets to check your understanding. A Little vs. A Few Both a little and a few are called quantifiers that mean some. Example: Your lasagna recipe needs a little salt. Example: I have a few extra dollars you can borrow. Remember that a little and a few are different from little and few. Little and …

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Reporting Verbs Exercises (With Printable PDF)

English language learners aren’t the only students who struggle with flow and sophistication in their writing structure. When my students are asked to refer to (or report) the materials they are using to support their claims, they often have a hard time bending information into their own work. Referencing research is an important step in the academic writing process. Without it, you could be accused of plagiarism. But how do you work supportive text into your own? Let’s review what …

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Modal Verbs of Obligation – Examples & Worksheet

The four most common modal verbs of obligations are must, have to, should, and ought to. We use these modal verbs in any form for rules, laws, strong advice, and warm invitations. Learn the complete definition and examples of modal verbs of obligations. Then, answer the worksheet I whipped up and provided to test your understanding. What Are the Modal Verbs of Obligation? In English grammar, a modal verb is a type of auxiliary verb that indicates a specific modality. …

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Superlative Exercises (With Printable PDF)

One of the three degrees of comparison is the superlative degree. We use it to describe something or someone with the highest degree of characteristics among a group. Review the definition and use of superlatives, then answer the three worksheets I made to check your mastery of the topic. What Is a Superlative? A superlative adjective is the highest degree of comparison in English adjectives. There are three ways to form superlatives: Some 2-syllable adjectives can use rule 1 or …

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Subject and Object Questions – Difference & Examples

In the English language, there are only two ways to form an interrogative or questioning sentence. Each follows a specific format and word choice and is simple to write as long as you understand some very basic rules. To help you understand how to write a basic question, we’ve created a quick guide below with examples to get you started. What Are Subjects and Objects? There are only two forms of questions: Subject questions and object questions. In order to …

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Subject and Object Questions Exercises (+ Printable PDF)

Do you know how to form subject and object questions? Subject questions do not require auxiliary verbs, but object questions do. These three worksheets will help you practice the topic. Subject and Object Questions Read the sentence below. The subject is Sheila, while the verb is drank (past tense of drink). The object of the sentence is water. If you want to make a question where the subject is the answer, it will be: If you want to make a …

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Infinitive of Purpose – Examples & Worksheet

Our actions almost always have intentions behind them. But how do we express these purposes in English? That’s where the infinitive of purpose enters! “I am studying to be a doctor” is an example of a sentence with an infinitive of purpose. Keep reading to learn the definition and examples of the infinitive of purpose of to-infinitive as I go through everything you need to know. The Infinitive of Purpose The to-infinitive is used to express purpose. It is a …

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Verbs and Prepositions – List, Examples & Worksheet

Some verbs need prepositions like for, to, about, of, and from to connect to the objects of sentences. These combinations are called prepositional verbs. Check out this list of verbs with prepositions in the English language with sentence examples. Then answer the worksheet provided to check your understanding. What Is a Prepositional Verb? Prepositional verbs are exactly how they sound. These words are verbs with prepositions beside them to be connected to the object of the sentence. That means prepositional …

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Order of Adjectives Exercises (With Printable PDF)

Do you say handsome, young, three men, or three handsome young men? Adjectives are more challenging than we think because we have to consider their order in sentences. This guide will show you the correct order of adjectives in the English language. I provided a three-part test to help you practice your understanding of adjective order. Then, check your answer using the answer key. Order of Adjectives Sometimes we can use more than one suitable adjective to describe nouns, but …

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Modal Verbs of Ability – Examples & Worksheet

Are you struggling with understanding when and how to use modal verbs of ability? They can be problematic even for native speakers! These versatile words are often used in everyday conversation, and mastering them can be hugely beneficial for both communicating effectively and understanding what others mean when they use them! In this post, I’ll explore modal verbs of ability in detail, including useful examples and a worksheet I made to put your knowledge into practice right away. Modal Verbs …

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