When a verb is made up of more than one word, it is known as a verb phrase. Verb Phrases are formes using Helping VerbsThere are twenty-three (23) helping verbs that should be memorized since they are used so often. If you memorize them, it will make knowing and understanding verbs much easier. They are usually grouped in the following f . . .
Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that many be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence.  Anil thought the examination would be held later. (Begin: Anil was…….) They are demolishing the entire block of flats. (Begin: The entire…&hell . . .
What are Verbs? Verbs are the probably the most important words ithat make up a sentence. Verbs can be either action words,or can indicate state of being or existence. Action verbs are more common than state of being verbs. Practice: Find verbs of action (verbs that show action) in the following sentences. 1. The dog . . .
State of being Verbs: They are also caled Linking Verbs They link the subject of the verb to additional information about the subject. Practice: Find the stateof being verbs in the following sentences: She is beautiful. He was upset. She seems sad. Answers: 1. is 2. was. 3. seems . . .
Fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets Do not copy the passage, but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.  Breathing is good, on this we…………………… (1) (can) agree, that is why sleep apnea, a condition in . . .
Exercise 1: Underline all of the nouns in the following paragraph. If a noun appears more than once, underline it each time it appears. EXAMPLE  Craters formed by meteorites have shallow floors and uplifted centers.  Mercury is the planet nearest the sun.  Recently, data from spacecraft have shown astronomers that Merc . . .
Exercise 2: Underline all of the nouns in the following paragraphs. If a noun appears more than once, underline it each time it appears. EXAMPLE  The islands of Hawaii consist of lava and ash built up from the floor of the ocean.  The formation of a volcanic island is a remarkable process.  This process often occurs over millions of . . .
Exercise 1. Each of the following sentences contains two pronouns. Circle each pronoun, and draw an arrow to the noun for which it stands. 1. Roberto passed the ball to Elena, who caught it easily. 2. Otis called his sister, but she didn’t answer. 3. When asked about the game, Mike said, “I didn’t see it.” 4. Since Ga . . .
Exercise 2. In the following paragraph, fill in the blanks with pronouns that refer to the italicized nouns. Edith Cavell was a British nurse  __________ served in Belgium during World War I. In 1907, Dr. Antoine Depage had asked Miss Cavell to come to Brussels.  __________ wanted  __________ hospital modernized according to the principles o . . .
Article Exercise 1 -with solution Q. Fill the appropriate articles in the following: 1. Kumar was __________ good student. 2. He is ________________, but he married _____________ European girl. 3. __________ little boy was frightened to see __________ one-eyed man in __________ shop. 4. Have __________ cup of coffee, p . . .
Simple Present Tense – Exercise 1 with Solution Choose the correct verb in simple present tense. Jerry (come/comes) to school on time. Mrs. and Mr. Gupta (teach/teaches) geography. Milk (cost/costs) fifty rupees a litre. Grandpa (wash/washes) plates. Children (sings/ sing) in the assembly. Some people (bring/brings) gifts . . .
Q. Rewrite the following sentences;putting all the verbs in the Past Tense. 1. Gita is meditating. 2. She prays to God for everyone’s health. 3. She retires from school next month. 4. She has been teaching in Sister Nivedita School. 5.Students keep coming to her place even now. 6. Many people work in Government departm . . .
Exercise 1. Complete the following sentences by writing suitable helping verbs on the lines provided. Then, circle the entire verb phrase. EXAMPLE 1. Did the teacher explain? 1. __________ you ever seen a Kabuki play? 2. His car __________ going too fast for safety. 3. I __________ waiting for Helen. 4. __________ you met my mother? 5. . . .
Exercise: Modify each verb in the following paragraph by filling in each blank with an appropriate adverb. Choose varied, interesting adverbs. EXAMPLE  Several of the drama students rehearsed together to prepare for the auditions. Rena  _________________ wanted to get a part in her school’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank. She wa . . .
Q. Read the following passage carefully: Trees are of importance not only to man but also to birds and animals. The branches of trees give shelter to millions of birds and forest give shelter to numerous wild animals. We value trees not only for their usefulness but also for their beauty. They have a way to refreshing the eye and also refreshing the mi . . .