Verb Tenses
Articles & Sentences
Adjectives & Adj. Clauses
Transitions & Adverb Clauses
Reported Speech

100

Malea _____________ (swim) in the pool right now. Don't disturb her!

Malea is swimming in the pool right now. Don't disturb her!

100

Tina is visiting Joe at his house. Joe tells Tina, "Put your shoes by ____ (a/an/the/no article) front door."

Tina is visiting Joe at his house. Joe tells Tina, "Put your shoes by the front door."

100

I love your ________ shirt.

pink/lovely/cotton

I love your lovely pink cotton shirt.


100

Gary enjoys skiing; ________ (although/however/but/eventhough), skating is his favorite sport.


Gary enjoys skiing; however, skating is his favorite sport.

100

Change to reported speech:

Neal explained, "Tim is walking to school."

Neal explained that Tim was walking to school.

("that" is optional)

200

Last year, Mary ________ (travel) to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower.

Last year, Mary traveled to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower.

200

Is this a sentence, a fragment, a run-on, or a comma splice.

She is in her room, so do not disturb her or she will be upset.

She is in her room, so do not disturb her or she will be upset.

Sentence

200

Combine these two sentences using an adjective clause.

Jim lives in France. Jim is a vintner.

Jim, who is a vintner, lives in France. 

OR

Jim, who lives in France, is a vintner.

200

Reduce the adverb clause:

After I got home, I went to sleep.

After getting home, I went to sleep

200

Change to reported speech:

Bill told me, "Tom and Jim were here yesterday."

Bill told me (that) Tom and Jim had been there yesterday.

300

Over the past few years, I ________ (be) very sick.

Over the past few years, I have been very sick.

300

Is this a sentence, a fragment, a run-on, or a comma splice.

Because we arrived at school with plenty of time to spare and lots to do.

Because we arrived at school with plenty of time to spare and lots to do.

300

Put these adjectives in the correct order:

a _____________ table

red/plastic/U-shaped/tiny/smooth

a tiny smooth red plastic U-shaped table

300

Create a grammatical sentence with "because"

For example:

I like chocolate because it is sweet.

300

Change to reported speech:

Jill shouted, "Leave now!"

Jill shouted to leave then.

400

Before arriving in Chicago, I _______ (take) a 2 hour train ride.

Before arriving in Chicago, I had taken a 2 hour train ride.

400

Put the correct article in each blank (if needed). 

Please put ___ money in ___ bank, so ___ thief doesn't steal it from on top of ___ table.

Please put the money in the bank, so a thief doesn't steal it from on top of the table.

400

Put in any necessary commas:

Gus who gave Merdine a bouquet of ragweed has been exiled to the storm cellar for a week.

Guswho gave Merdine a bouquet of ragweed, has been exiled to the storm cellar for a week.

400

What transition word goes here?

Mike is _____ funny that I laugh really hard when he goes out with us.

What transition word goes here?

Mike is so funny that I laugh really hard when he goes out with us.

400

Change to reported speech:

Kelly explained, "I may go to Arizona because I have to see a cactus."

Kelly explained that she might go to Arizona because she had to see a cactus."

500

Last night there was a lot of excitement happening; while Max ____________ (dance), Marie __________ (swim).

Last night there was a lot of excitement happening; while Max was dancing, Marie swimming.

500

When I entered ____ room on ____ first floor, I saw ____ dog and ____ cat sitting there. ____ dog was brown and ____ cat was calico colored. Both ____ dog and ____ cat were on top of ____ green rug in ____ middle of ____ entryway.

When I entered the room on the first floor, I saw a dog and a cat sitting there. The dog was brown and the cat was calico colored. Both the dog and the cat were on top of a green rug in the middle of the entryway.

500

Describe what you see using one adjective clause and at least 2 adjectives before a noun.



Example: The exhausted young family, who are from France, are carrying wheat.

500

Write a sentence starting with "Since" that uses an adverbial clause and shows cause/effect.

For example:Since I failed the class, I have to take it again.

500

Change to reported speech(this was said many years ago):

Tia said, "Last year I was skating when I fell and broke my ankle."

Tia said (that) the year before she had been skating when I had fallen and (had) broken her ankle.