Thursday, 28 February 2013

Infinitive Worksheet

The forms and functions of the Infinitive: free exercises and answers to check your result.

Exercise  1
Define the forms of the Infinitive (Passive or Active; Indefinite, Continuous, Perfect or Perfect Continuous) in the following sentences.
  1. I want to see your design.
  2. It can be done.
  3. The mistake must be found.
  4. We knew him to be working in the room.
  5. They are likely to be being served now.
  6. I remember to have seen her somewhere.
  7. We thought the mistake to have been found.
  8. He must have been working all night.
  9. She appeared to have been leading a very busy life before.
  10. It’s nice to be sitting here with you.
  11. It’s good to have finished work for the day.
  12. I’m sorry not to have come on Friday.
  13. I appear to have made a small mistake.
  14. I didn’t expect to be invited.
  15. There is a lot of work to do.
  16. There is a lot of work to be done.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Modal Verb May Examples

There are examples of the use of modal verb MAY in proverbs, sayings and quotations.


Note the use of the verb 'may / might' in the following proverbs and sayings. Memorize them.
  1. A cat may look at a king.
  2. Cowards may die many times before their death.
  3. A fair face may hide a foul heart.
  4. Bitter pills may have blessed effects.
  5. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
  6. Hares may pull dead lions by the beard.
  7. The remedy may be worse than the disease.
  8. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
  9. When the oak is before the ash, then you will only get a splash; when the ash is before the oak, then you may expect a soak.
  10. If you don’t like it you may lump it.
  11. Between the cup and the lip a morsel may slip.