Component: Syntax | English exercises

B1 - Unit 7.2

Active Voice

The active form expresses the idea of something or someone performing an action. This person or thing performing the action...

B1 - Unit 5.2

Adjectives + To Infinitives

Some adjectives can be followed by the to-infinitive form of verbs to express feelings or reactions.

B2 - Unit 4.2

Agent in Passive Voice

Agent represents the person or a thing that performs the action, subject of an active sentence.

B2 - Unit 10.2

Alternatives to If

There are other conjunctions that we can to introduce conditionals.

B2 - Unit 8.2

Changes of Modal Verbs in Reported Speech

Some modals in reported speech also shift back in time just like tenses do.

B2 - Unit 8.2

Changes of Pronouns in Reported Speech

While using reported speech, we change the first person pronouns according to the subject of the reporting verb.

B2 - Unit 8.1

Changes of Tenses in Reported Speech

While using reported speech, we shift the sentence’s tense back.

A1 - Unit 8.2

Comparisons with Adjectives and Adverbs

The comparison of adjectives and adverbs is used to compare things, people or actions, expressing the equalities or inequalities...

A2 - Unit 8.1

Comparisons with Like

Like as a verb is used to express things we enjoy and take pleasure in.

B2 - Unit 10.2

Conditional with Wish and If only

If only and wish are used to show our regrets or wishes in the past and the present and...

B2 - Unit 10.2

Conditional with Would Rather

When we want to express preferences, we use would rather.

B1 - Unit 6.1

Degree Modifiers with Superlatives

Superlative adjectives/adverbs are determiners used to make a comparison between things, people or actions, expressing the superiority of one...

B2 - Unit 8.1

Direct Speech vs Reported Speech

Direct speech is the depiction of the original words.Reported speech is when we want to report one person’s speech...

B1 - Unit 10.2


Ellipsis takes place when we omit words to avoid repetitions or when the meaning can be understood without them.

B1 - Unit 7.2

Exclamatory Sentences

Exclamatory sentences are used to express strong feelings (anger, surprise, pain, pleasure…).

A2 - Unit 4.1

First Conditional

A conditional sentence is usually composed of two parts: the if-clause (or conditional clause) that expresses the condition, and...

A1 - Unit 7.1

How Many and How Much

How many is used to ask questions about the quantity of a countable noun.How much is used to ask...

B1 - Unit 3.2

Inanimate Possessive Case in Time Phrases

The possessive case is used to talk about things that belong to a person, an animal or a thing.We...

B1 - Unit 8.1

Independent and Dependent Clauses

An independent clause is a group of words with a complete meaning, while a dependent clause is a group...

B1 - Unit 10.1

Indirect Closed Questions

We usually put indirect closed questions in the yes/no form.

A2 - Unit 10.1

Indirect Orders

We use indirect orders to avoid direct orders and when we want to make a request in a more...

B1 - Unit 10.1

Indirect Questions

Indirect questions are used in formal situations where we may need to ask something from someone we don’t know...

B2 - Unit 9.2

Inversion after Negative and Restrictive Expressions

We use inversion when there are negative or restrictive expressions.

B2 - Unit 9.2

Inversion in Conditional Sentences

Inversion is used in conditional sentences to make sentences more formal.

A1 - Unit 8.2

Irregular Comparatives and Superlatives

There are some adjectives and adverbs with irregular comparative and superlative.bad (adj.); badly (adv.); worse; the worst

B1 - Unit 2.2

Modifiers of Comparisons

We can modify adjectives and adverbs in comparative forms in order to intensify the degree of certain words and...

B2 - Unit 3.2

Narrative Tenses

We find narrative tenses in stories and past events.

B2 - Unit 11.1

Nobody, Nothing and Somebody (Indefinite Pronouns) in Question Tags

We use question tags in different ways, depending on the kind of indefinite pronoun we use.

B2 - Unit 7.2

Nominalization of Adjectives

We use nominalization to turn verbs and adjectives into nouns in order to use them as subjects or objects...

B1 - Unit 10.2

Omission of Articles

Omission of articles are allowed in some cases.

B1 - Unit 10.2

Omission of Relative Pronouns

Relative pronouns can be omitted when they are not the subject of the clause.

B1 - Unit 7.2

Passive Structure

The passive form expresses the idea of something or someone receiving an action or experiencing a particular event or...

B2 - Unit 5.2

Passive Voice Verbs with To-Infinitive + Object

After passive verbs, we could find the to-infinitive + object structure.

B2 - Unit 11.2

Possessive with Gerund

When a noun comes before the gerund, we can apply the possessive case to that noun.

B2 - Unit 11.1

Question Tags after Imperatives

We use question tags after imperatives to ask people to do things in a more polite way (instead of...

B2 - Unit 11.1

Question Tags after Negative Adverbs

Some adverbs have negative meanings (hardly, never, rarely, etc.). So we use positive question tags.

A2 - Unit 11.2

Question Tags formation

A question tag is a short question at the end of a sentence which is used to check information,...

B2 - Unit 8.2

Questions in Reported Speech

Questions in reported speech don’t have inverted order, we use the normal word order.

A2 - Unit 8.1

Questions with Like

Like as a verb is used to express things we enjoy and take pleasure in.Like can also be used...

A2 - Unit 11.2

Questions with Shall…?

Shall is a modal verb used in question form to ask for instructions or for formulating requests in a...

B2 - Unit 8.1

Reported Speech with Advices, Offers, Orders, Promises

Reported speech can be used for conveying advice, offer, order and promise.

B1 - Unit 11.2

Second Conditional

We use the second conditional to talk about situations that are impossible or unlikely to happen.

A2 - Unit 8.2

So that vs So … that

So that and so…that are two different, though similar, constructions which express different things.So that highlights the consequences of...

B1 - Unit 10.2

Subject and Verb Agreement

The subject and verb agreement is a situation in which the subject and a verb accord in number.

B2 - Unit 6.1

Subject in Imperative sentences

The Subject in the imperative clauses is always the same (you).

B2 - Unit 7.2


Suffixes are segments added to the end of words to form a new one.

A1 - Unit 8.2

Superlative of Adjectives and Adverbs

The superlative adjectives/adverbs are used to make a comparison between things, people or actions, expressing the superiority of one...

B1 - Unit 11.2

Third Conditional

We use the third conditional to talk about situations that didn’t happen in the past and the supposed results...

B2 - Unit 7.2

Verb Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns

With verb agreement also indefinite pronouns are followed by singular verbs.

B2 - Unit 5.2

Verbs with Two Objects – Passive Voice

After some verbs, we could find two objects in the active voice, but in the passive voice, those objects...