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Compare and contrast

Compare and contrast have different meanings. Do not use compare as a synonym of contrast. We compare things of the same kind or class. For example, we can compare an orange with another orange,...

Better as an adjective, adverb or verb

The word better can be an adjective, adverb and verb. As an adjective, better is the comparative form of the adjective good. She is a better dancer than me. (Informal) She is a better...

Endorse and indorse

Today the only difference between endorse and indorse is that endorse is now the preferred spelling. Formerly indorse meant ‘to sign one’s name to something’. For example, you can indorse a check. To endorse...

Vocabulary exercise

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word. Choose your answers from the options given below. (collateral, characteristic, circumvent, charitable, complacent, comely, coercion, colossal, cloistered, cherish) 1. Cloudy days are ……………….. of July. 2....

Vocabulary Gap Fills Worksheet

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word. Choose your answers from the options given below. (embark, elicit, evade, elegant, egress, egregious, effeminate, elated, elocution, effervescence) 1. The thieves made their …………………….. through a...

Confusing words worksheet 3

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. 1. The new accountant is not very ………………… He works very slowly and he keeps forgetting things. (effective / efficient) 2. These tablets are...

Non-finite verbs worksheet

Identify the non-finite verbs in the following sentences and state their kind (infinitive, present participle, gerund). 1. I want water to drink. 2. Singing is his favorite pastime. 3. I am sorry to hear...

Confusing words worksheet

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. 1. I must be …………….. weight. (losing / loosing) 2. My clothes have become ……………….. (lose / loose) 3. What’s your ……………… reason for...