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Abject

Abject (adjective) Abject means ‘hopeless’, ‘defeated’ or ‘extremely sad and servile’ An abject person is a defeated person who has lost all hopes. An example is a slave. The word abject is commonly used...

Abhor

Abhor (verb) To abhor something is to hate it very much; to detest Hatred is milder than abhorrence, so use this word to refer to something that you really, really, really hate. To abhor...

Aberration

Aberration (noun) If something is an aberration, it is not typical; it is a deviation from the standard. James has always been a nice guy. His bad behavior at his wife’s birthday party was...

Reading comprehension exercise 6

Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow. Time was when people looked heavenward and prayed, “Ye Gods, give us rain, keep drought away.” Today there are those who pray, “Give us...

Reported speech exercise

This grammar exercise tests your ability to convert direct speech into indirect speech. An example is given below. Direct speech: ‘Do you think you know better than your father?’ asked his angry mother. Indirect...

Active and passive voice exercise 2

A sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice. An example is given below. 1. The teacher...