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Confidant and confident

The words confidant and confident have very different meanings. Confidant (male) and confidante (female) are nouns. She is my closest confidante. (= She is my closest friend.) A confidant or confidante is a person...

Loan and lend

The verbs lend and loan are interchangeable. Lend me 50 dollars. OR Loan me 50 dollars. Use loan when speaking of money and use lend when speaking of objects. Will you lend me your...

General grammar exercise

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. This grammar exercise tests your understanding of basic grammar rules. 1. We are going …………………… a) more slowly and more slowly b) more and...

Vocabulary exercise | Gap fills

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in the brackets. 1. A few people lingered after the ………………. of the meeting. (terminate) 2. The belief that the universe is...

There and their

These words are often confused. There has two uses. It can be an adverb of place. Put the vessels there. (= Put the vessels in that place.) I went there yesterday. (= I went...

The matter with

The expression ‘the matter’ or ‘the matter with’ can be used after words like something, anything, nothing and what. It means something like ‘wrong with’. Something is the matter with Maria. She doesn’t talk...

Take care of, care about, care for

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate expression. Notes To take care of is to look after When you care about something, you think it is important. When you care for somebody/something, you like...

So that and in order that

These structures are used to talk about purpose. So that is more common in an informal style. The modal auxiliary verbs can, will and may are common in clauses introduced by so that. In...

Class 10 vocabulary worksheet

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in the brackets. 1. The escape was ………………… executed. (clever) 2. The boy attended school only under …………………… (coerce) 3. Most tourists...

Vocabulary exercise for class 10

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word. You may have to change the tense. (commiserate, combat, collusion, coagulate, clumsy, clandestine, circumvent, collateral, coerce, cognizant) 1. Is the prisoner ……………….. of his rights? 2....