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GRAMMAR EXERCISE 1 TOPIC : NOUNS

Reference : Jerry and Leanne Charles(2008), http://www.k12reader.com/worksheet/missingnouns/ Read the story below. Write an appropriate noun from the word bank onto each blank line to complete the story. price Idea world businesses goods riches crew enterpreneurs The California Gold Rush When James Marshalls work (1) _____________________ went to work to build a saw (2) ___________________ for John Sutter on the American River in Sacramento, California, in 1848, they had no (3) _____________ that they were about to change California forever. On January 24, 1848, Marshall found a few tiny gold (4) __________________________. News of His (5) _______________ sparked one of the largest migrations of (6) ___________________ from all over the United States and the (7) _____________________. More than half a million people traveled to California in search of (8) ________________ and a better (9) _________________. Most found little or no (10) ____________ at all. Even so, the Gold Rush, as this massive (11)________________________________ of people became known, brought lasting (12) __________________________ to the area. (13) ______________________, people who started their own (14) _______________ to earn (15) _______________, sold supplies to miners. They often over-charged for their (16) ______________, knowing that the miners needed their (17) _________________________ and would have to pay any (18) ___________________. New products were invented, such as the special (19) ____________________ made out of durable denim fabric that Levi Strauss created for use by miners. We know them as blue jeans today. The entertainment industry was born, and California became the center of (20) _____________________________ production. nuggets life pants people discovery movie mill gold money migration changes supplies

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 2 TOPIC : NOUNS


Reference : N.A., http://www.sfhsnet.org/pdfs/Fairhead/grammar%20camp%20worksheet %20packet Underline the nouns in the given sentences 1. The first automobiles in Greenland were American jeeps. 2. The moon shines by reflected sunlight. 3. Robert Fulton built the first successful steamboat. 4. We should never cross the street except at crossings. 5. The railroad which extends from Cape Town to Cairo was planned by Cecil Rhodes. 6. Along the hillside a shepherd tended a flock of sheep. 7. The audience watched the silent movie. 8. Our team has another game to play this season. 9. The crew fought desperately to save the ship. 10. Joseph Lister introduced antiseptics into surgery.

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 3 TOPIC : PRONOUNS


Reference : N.A., http://www.sfhsnet.org/pdfs/Fairhead/grammar%20camp%20worksheet %20packet Underline the pronoun in each sentence and state the type of pronoun. 1. By whom was electricity discovered? ________________________________________________________________ 2. Canada, which lies north of us, has two national languages. ________________________________________________________________ 3. Those are tall buildings in the distance. ________________________________________________________________ 4. Do you know anyone by the name Stuart here? ________________________________________________________________ 5. An official said that either of the routes would be fast. ________________________________________________________________ 6. The letter was addressed to him. ________________________________________________________________ 7. Dr. Mary is his wife. ________________________________________________________________ 8. Are these yours, Rachel? ________________________________________________________________ 9. Which is the principal river system in the United States? ________________________________________________________________ 10. They gave themselves a second chance to win the match. ________________________________________________________________

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 4 TOPIC : PRONOUNS


Reference : N.A., http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/pronoun.html Change the underlined word or words to a pronoun. 1. The house needs a fresh coat of paint. _______________ 2. Sarah made dinner for the whole family. _______________ 3. Tyler played tag with Miguel and Ramon. _______________ 4. Mr. Cane went to the movies with Mrs. Cane. _______________ 5. Martha and I had to leave early for school. _______________ 6. Dan and Joe helped the teacher clean. _______________ 7. I wonder if Dad knows the phone number. _______________ 8. Let's go for a ride in my brothers car. _______________ 9. Jane, Lisa, Beth, and Malar went to the game together. _______________ 10. Where did Susan go? _______________

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 5 TOPIC : ADJECTIVES


Reference : N.A., http://www.cardinalhayes.org/ourpages/auto/2006/8/22/1156300618492 In the sentences below, circle the adjectives. Draw an arrow from each adjective to the noun it modifies. 1. The line was long for the latest horror movie. 2. Mr. Tanaka is an entertaining dinner guest. 3. I hope the weather will be better for the scout jamboree. 4. Maria always wins ribbons at the state fair. 5. It was a thrilling experience to ride in a police helicopter. 6. The politicians are debating their party platform. 7. Tickets for the jazz concert are impossible to get 8. The wise consumer tries the discount stores first. 9. Rick wants to build a resort somewhere along the New England coast. 10. Our boat trailer has a flat tire.

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 6 TOPIC : ADJECTIVES


Reference: N.A., http://www.enchantedlearning.com/grammar/partsofspeech/adjectives/comparatives.shtml Complete the table with the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. ADJECTIVE large strange wise big fat thin dry fast great quick short polite heavy gentle shallow simple beautiful generous important bad far (place) far (place or time) good late (time) late (order) little (size) little (amount) many/much/some old (people or things) old (people) COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 7

TOPIC : VERBS
Reference : N.A., http://www.sfhsnet.org/pdfs/Fairhead/grammar%20camp%20worksheet %20packet Underline the action verb in each sentence. Circle the subject. 1. Valerie loves creative gardening. 2. The search for new additions to her garden goes on and on.

3. .People from all over town come with thoughtful additions for her garden.

4. .Wild animals are not the only animals tempted by the garden.

5. Migratory birds and mockingbirds often fly through her little haven.

6. Every plant grows as it has a special purpose.

7. They offer shelter with safe branches and scrubby brambles

8. A bed of bright flowers attracts butterflies and bees.

9. She gently pulled up the aster by its roots.

10. She has transformed her yard into a haven for the native flora and associated wildlife.

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 8

TOPIC : VERBS
Reference: N.A., http://www.cardinalhayes.org/ourpages/auto/2006/8/22/1156300618492 Fill in the blanks with the correct verbs. 1. The roof of the house _______________ 2. The football team _______________ out of the locker room..

3. Mrs. Gray _______________ a roll of paper towels at the store.

4. I _______________ a sharp sting on the sole of my foot.

5. The experience _______________ me a good lesson.

6. Jeff _______________ a member of the band.

7. I was the last person to _______________.

8. We _______________ potatoes in our farm.

9. The crew _______________ calm even though they lost their captain.

10. Cleve _______________ the new president of the Math Club.

dashes became

grow leaks

remained taught

is felt

buys arrive

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 9

TOPIC : ADVERBS
Reference:N.A., %20packet http://www.sfhsnet.org/pdfs/Fairhead/grammar%20camp%20worksheet

Underline the adverbs in the following sentences. Circle the verb to what each modifies. 1. The chemist explained the process slowly and precisely. 2. Nobody had ever heard Rhonda speak so eloquently before.

3. Louise though confidently of the work that lay ahead.

4. The explorer Balboa gazed exultantly at the ocean below.

5. Holly saw a stretch of level ground nearby; she could easily pitch her tent there.

6. The White House was first occupied in 1800 by President John Adams.

7. I have seldom read a novel that I like better.

8. Tomorrow I am going to clean my house thoroughly.

9. The audience jumped up from their seats and applauded thunderously.

10. Breathlessly she pushed the heavy curtains aside

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 10

TOPIC : ADVERBS
Reference: Parwathy Akhileswaran, www.stufun.com/exercise/kinds_of_adverbs_mixexercises_1.pdf Underline the adverbs in the following sentences and state their types. 1. Miss Kitty sings sweetly. ____________________ 2. The umbrella was kept there. ____________________

3. Uncle Peng often goes to the club. ____________________

4. Petu ran quickly to catch the ball. ____________________

5. Teddy went to the circus yesterday. ____________________

6. Her daughter is quite fat for her age. ____________________

7. Mrs. Cow rang the bell twice. ____________________

8. Abu therefore left his job. ____________________

9. The accident victim nearly died from his injuries. ____________________

10. The schoolboy was knocked over by a school bus. ____________________

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 11 TOPIC : SIMPLE TENSES

Reference: N.A., http://www.englishtenses.com

Read each of the following sentences and write present, past or future on the line.

1. Betsy saw a black snake. _______________ 2. Does she like going to the mountains? _______________ 3. The telephone is ringing. I will pick it up! _______________ 4. The guarantee shall be provided on the following conditions. _______________ 5. The train leaves at the noon. _______________ 6. He didn't learn any Italian when he was in Italy two years ago. _______________ 7. I lived in New York for 10 years. _______________ 8. Jerry doesn't teach maths at highschool. _______________ 9. Mike is moving to New Jersey next month. _______________ 10. The Earth goes around the Sun. _______________ 11. My grandmother turns 100 this July. _______________ 12. Let's buy the snacks at the supermarket because it will be cheaper that way. _______________ 13. He entered a room, lit a cigarette and smiled at the guests. _______________ 14. He married a woman who lived in the same village. _______________ 15. I won't take any heavy equipment with me. _______________

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 12 TOPIC : PROGRESSIVE/ CONTINUOUS TENSES

Reference: N.A., http://www.englishtenses.com Fill in the blanks with the correct simple and progressive/ continuous tenses. 1. Jessie (ride) _______________ his bike every day. In fact, he (ride) ________________ his bike right now. 2. I (rest) _______________ in the garden when it started to rain. 3. Tomorrow at this time, I (take) _______________ my English langauge exam. 4. We (spend) _______________ a lot of time together recently. 5. While Angelica (play) _______________ tennis, the plane crashed. 6. In an hour, I (sit) ________________ in front of my TV. 7. I (no, watch) _______________ TV now. I (talk) _______________on the phone. 8. When Bob (paint) _______________windows, Mary (work) _______________ in the kitchen. 9. Beatrice (get) _______________ married very soon. 10. I (think) _______________ of moving to San Francisco. 11. I (wonder) _______________ if you could open the window. 12. She (bath) _______________ a bath when I'm back home. 13. Andrea (like) _______________ to cook. Right now, she (make) ________________ vegetable soup. 14. The family (eat) _______________ the dinner and (talk) _______________. 15. We (not have) _______________ supper tomorrow before 8 o'clock.

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 13 TOPIC : PERFECT TENSES

Reference: N.A., http://www.englishtenses.com The following sentences contain errors. Identify and replace them with the correct past/ present/ future perfect form 1. John was working as a teacher for over 25 years. _______________ 2. I had already had a breakfast. _______________ 3. I have already ate the dinner. _______________ 4. Patrick has achieving a lot in his life. _______________ 5. She has never saw my brother. _______________ 6. I have written the letter before you came home. _______________ 7. If she has studied hard, she would have passed the English language exam. _______________ 8. Mary looked as if she had not been sleeping for 48 hours. _______________ 9. He asked if I had reading Harry Potter. _______________ 10. Had she eaten the dinner before she go to the cinema? _______________ 11. I will be having graduated from university by May. _______________ 12. Patrick will have live in Hong Kong for 20 years by the next month. _______________ 13. The train will had leave by now. _______________ 14. I will retire by the end of this year. _______________ 15. They won't be graduated from Cambridge by July 2009. _______________

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 14 TOPIC : SIMPLE SENTENCES

Reference: Chris McCarthy, http://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/unscramble-thesesentences Rearrange the words to create correct simple sentences. Write the sentences in the spaces below. 1. borrow I may that book you from _____________________________________________________________________ 2. was not there he. ______________________________________________________________________ 3. him saw I party the at. ______________________________________________________________________ 4. going to he Saturday is the shopping mall on ______________________________________________________________________ 5. the airport him will at Linda meet noon at ______________________________________________________________________ 6. sunny and warm' for the forecast tomorrow is ______________________________________________________________________ 7. bring to will the birthday cake I the party ______________________________________________________________________ 8. out take l will tomorrow the trash ______________________________________________________________________ 9. off please the lights turn ______________________________________________________________________ 10. a day teeth your twice at least brush ______________________________________________________________________

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 15 TOPIC : SIMPLE SENTENCES

Reference: Sandy Kemsley (2000), www.abcteach.com/free/g/grammar_simplesentence_predicatesubject.pdf Identify the subject and the predicate in these different types of simple sentences. Circle the noun (or compound nouns) in the subject and underline the verb (or compound verbs) in the predicate. 1. Will you go to the store with me to buy some groceries? 2. According to the nutrition magazine, watermelon and tomatoes contain major amounts of a chemical called lycopene and are good for you. 3. Because of the wind and the rain, the trees danced back and forth, threw up their leafy arms, and sang to the sky above. 4. Dont forget to take your vitamins in the morning with a full glass of water. 5. The tennis ball was served across the net, hit back and forth several times, and then dropped in the mud puddle at the back of the court. 6. Have you brushed your teeth, combed your hair, and eaten your breakfast yet? 7. Marianne laughed heartily, crossed her eyes like a crazy person, and stuck her tongue out at me. 8. Place the pens, pencils, erasers, and pads of paper in the top drawer of your desk 9. His favorite rock group had a new CD for sale at the record store on Main Street. 10. Didnt she love to eat pizza, ice cream, and brownies as a little girl?

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 16 TOPIC : COMPUND SENTENCES

Reference: N.A., http://www.sinclair.edu/centers/tlc/pub/handouts_worksheets/english/sentence_compound.pdf Place "S" for simple or "C" for compound in the blank after the sentence. 1. I haven't seen Ann lately, and I won't see her again until fall. _____ 2. Mr. Holmes listens to the news every night, and then he goes to bed. _____ 3. Helen is going to Spain today and will come home July 25. _____ 4. Will you wait for me, or do you want to go ahead? _____ 5. The children argue and wrangle over every little thing. _____ 6. We had nearly finished our thirty-six holes of golf, and I was exhausted. _____ 7. I had originally planned to attend the meeting; however, now I find I can't. _____ 8. Mrs. Brent likes to drive; she finds it relaxing. _____ 9. Delaware used to be a slave state; however, during the Civil War, it refused to secede._____ 10. Should I carve the roast, or do you want to do it? ______

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 17 TOPIC : COMPUND SENTENCES


Reference: N.A., www.superteacherworksheets.com/sentences/compound-sentences.pdf Combine each pair of simple sentences to make a compound sentence. Use the coordinating conjunctions. 1. A small kitten followed me home. I gave it a bowl of milk. ______________________________________________________________________ 2. We were lost in the woods. My brother had a map in his backpack. ______________________________________________________________________ 3. Would you like to go to the movies? Would you rather stay home tonight? ______________________________________________________________________ 4. Mr. Sanchez loved his new office. He didn't like the view. ______________________________________________________________________ 5. Jos wants to be an astronaut when he grows up. Maria wants to be a nurse. ______________________________________________________________________ 6. Dr. Neu told Greg to floss his teeth every day. He didn't listen. ______________________________________________________________________ 7. The tigers at the zoo are always sleeping. The penguins are fun to watch. ______________________________________________________________________ 8. Margarets poem is long. It is not complicated. ______________________________________________________________________ 9. The students were silent. Ms. Peazle knew what to write. ______________________________________________________________________ 10. Chris invited me to his birthday party. I told him I would be there. ______________________________________________________________________

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 18 TOPIC : COMPLEX SENTENCES


Reference: N.A., http://haw.bhusd.org/ourpages/auto/2011/10/9/62774166/7thGrammarUnit2.pdf Write Dependent Clause under the dependent clause and Independent Clause under the independent clause. Circle the subordinate conjunction. 1. The mailman wouldnt deliver our mail after my dog bit him in the leg. 2. Sarah could have done better on the assignment, although she did receive an A. 3. Because she didnt say, Mother may I? she had to start over. 4. Before my mom would let me spend the night, she had to talk to Jamies mom. 5. If you study for the test, you will do much better. 6. Once the play started, we were not allowed to talk. 7. We wont be able to play unless the rain stops by noon. 8. Rex practiced his guitar until he could play the song perfectly. 9. Whenever I think about my third grade teacher, I have a warm feeling inside. 10. We played games while the adults sat and talked.

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 19 TOPIC : COMPLEX SENTENCES


Reference: Paul Lawrence, http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Orange %20Level/O4%20Complex%20Sentences.html Rewrite the following sentences into one complex sentence using suitable subordinate conjunctions. 1. I wrote Jane a letter. She was away at camp. ________________________________________________________________ 2. Miss Jones entered the room. We all became quiet. ________________________________________________________________ 3. Weve lost every game. No one is excited about football this year. _______________________________________________________________ 4. Im not good company for anyone. Im tired. ________________________________________________________________ 5. The rain began. We were playing tennis. ________________________________________________________________ 6. Dave began to feel better. The doctor had arrived. ________________________________________________________________ 7. You want your car really clean. Let George wash it. ________________________________________________________________ 8. I must stay home. The man comes to repair the washing machine. ________________________________________________________________ 9. Uncle Jack comes to town. We all have a good time. ________________________________________________________________ 10. I finished my project. I asked my dad to check it for mistakes. ________________________________________________________________

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 20 TOPIC : YES/ NO QUESTIONS


Reference: N.A., http://www.learnenglish-online.com/grammar/tests/yesnopastquestions.html Form yes or no questions by filling in the blanks with appropriate words. 1. __________ you like hockey? 2. __________ Jeff want another drink? 3. __________ Jessy an American? 4. __________ the tables broken? 5. __________ the girls have the books? 6. __________ she eat eggs for breakfast? 7. __________ the boys play basketball last week? 8. __________ Jennifer short 8 years ago? 9. __________ the men watch the movie last night? 10. __________ you hungry this morning?

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 21 TOPIC : INFORMATION QUESTIONS (WH)


Reference: N.A., http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammarsnacks/question-words Write a question word for each of the answers. Use a question word that corresponds to the sentence. 1. __________ much are the patotoes? One dollar. 2. _______ can I do for you? I want two white T-shirts. 3. _______ can I get a newspaper? At Park street. 4. _______ is your best friend? Its Paul. 5. _______ does Lisa live? In Boston. 6. _______ colour is your new car? Its white. 7. _______ do you collect? Stickers. 8. _______ about some grapes? No, thanks. 9. __________ did the accident happen? Two weeks ago. 10. __________ one of them is your sister? The one with the red scarf.

GRAMMAR EXERCISE 22 TOPIC : TAG QUESTIONS


Reference: Seonaid, http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/question-tags-exercise-1.html Fill in the blanks with the suitable positive/ negative tag questions. 1. Shes from a small town in China, ________________ ? 2. They arent on their way already, ________________ ? 3. Were late again, ________________ ? 4. Im not the person with the tickets, ________________ ? 5. Julie isnt an accountant, ________________ ? 6. They need some new clothes, ________________ ? 7. She studies very hard every night, ________________ ? 8. David and Julie dont take Chinese classes, ________________ ? 9. They arent in Mumbai at the moment, ________________ ? 10. Hes very handsome, ________________ ?