Marvelous English Grammar

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Marvelous English Grammar

Description

Singular non count nouns                     Plural non count nouns

  1. a piece of advice                           two pieces of advice
  2. a bout of anger                              two bouts of anger
  3. a slice of bread                              two slices of bread
  4. a loaf of bread                                two loaves of bread
  5. an ear of corn                                 two ears of corn
  6. a piece of equipment                      two  pieces of equipment
  7. a piece of furniture                          two pieces of furniture
  8. a piece of homework                       two pieces of homework

Exercise

1)  I have come to you for an advice.

I have come to you for a piece of advice.

2)  He was filled with an anger for their behaviour.

He was filled with anger for their behaviour.

3)  John showed a great courage to save the child.

John showed great courage to save the child.

4)  Owen has broken an equipment in the lab.

Owen has broken a piece of equipment in the lab.

5)  She left for she had a work at home.

She left for she had an urgent piece of work at home.

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Rule25  raise and rise

Verb word      Past         Past participle        Present participle

1)   raise          raised       raised                raising (Transitive verb)

2)   rise            rose          risen                  rising (Intransitive verb)

Exercise

  1. Heat rises temperature of our room.

Heat raises temperature of our room.

  1. The water level of the lake raises when it rains heavily.

The water level of the lake rises when it rains heavily.

  1. The referee rose the champion’s hand.

The referee raised the champion’s hand.

  1. The sun raises in the East.

The sun rises in the East.

  1. Our hydro bill has raised by twenty per cent in the last two years.

Our hydro bill has risen by twenty per cent in the last two years.

  1. A cloud of dark smoke was raising from the building on fire.

A cloud of dark smoke was rising from the building on fire.

  1. This book rose my knowledge of English.

This book raised my knowledge of English.

  1. They are rising fund for cancer research.

They are raising fund for cancer research.

  1. It’s not easy to rise our children.

It’s not easy to raise our children.

  1. This announcement rose doubts in our minds.

This announcement raised doubts in our minds.

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                       Brain Teasers

     Exercise 15

  1. She has informed police and so her neighbours have.
  2. Earlier nobody wanted to go swimming; now his wife is ready for it and her sister is also.
  3. Although they have invited us to their son’s marriage, I am not going to attend the marriage and neither will my family.
  4. Whatever we feel proud of are finally to be perished.
  5. My cousin, Peter, who didn’t study hardly for his grade twelve exams, now repents for it.
  6. Doctor has advised her husband not to drink, but he can’t help to stop drinking.
  7. I get very excited when I think of sleep over at my cousin’s house.
  8. While viewing living objects under microscope, it was discovered by Robert Hooke that all living beings are made of cells.
  9. The duties of a receptionist are to answer telephone calls, type letters, and book keeping.
  10. Both plants and animals are living beings, and both have digestive system, respiratory system and reproduce too.
  11. Any plant that it continues to grow for more than two years is called perennial.
  12. Loose talk often lands us into troubles; therefore we had better behave in a responsible manner.
  13. The idea of man’s flying is an old ancient one as in some fables someone had tried to fly with the help of wings made of wax.
  14. They went on a picnic on a clear day, but returned back home after two hours as it began pouring heavily.
  15. Do you know that plaque can cause damage of more serious nature to our teeth than cavities?

 

                          Answers 15

  1. She has informed police and so have her neighbours have.
  2. Earlier nobody wanted to go swimming; now his wife is ready for it and her sister is also too.
  3. Although they have invited us to their son’s marriage, I am not going to attend the marriage, and neither will is my family.
  4. Whatever we feel proud of are is finally to be perished.
  5. My cousin, Peter, who didn’t study hardly hard for his grade twelve exams, now repents for it.
  6. Doctor has advised her husband not to drink, but he can’t help to stop drinking.
  7. I get very excited when I think of sleep sleeping over at my cousin’s house.
  8. While viewing living objects under microscope, it was discovered by Robert Hooke discovered that all living beings are made of cells.
  9. The duties of a receptionist are to answer telephone calls, type letters, and do book keeping.
  10. Both plants and animals are living beings and both have digestive system, respiratory system, and reproduce too reproductory system.
  11. Any plant that it continues to grow for more than two years is called perennial.
  12. Loose talk often lands us into troubles – therefore we had better behave in a responsible manner responsibly.
  13. The idea of man’s flying is an old/ancient one as in some fables someone had tried to fly with the help of wings made of wax.
  14. They went on a picnic on a clear day, but returned back home after two hours as it began pouring heavily.
  15. Do you know that plaque can cause more serious damage of more serious natureto our teeth than cavities?

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