Standard English 03
It is important to write I GAVE presents and not I GIVED presents or I GIV presents!

Standard English 03

Standard English is about choosing the right word to make a sentence understandable. Practise, practise, then practise some more with English. A good solid grasp of English will set you on your way in the world. Here is the third quiz in our Standard English series.

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  1. Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
    They will ..... him the new song.
    'They' can learn something but not someone!
  2. Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
    He will ..... the new song that they will ..... him.
    'He' will learn something (new song) but not someone!
  3. Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
    I'll ..... him not to do that again!
    'I'll' learn something but not someone!
  4. Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
    He'll ..... not to do that again when I ..... him next lesson.
    Not 'I learn him' but 'I teach him'. See questions 1-3
  5. Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
    We ..... hungry so we ate the apples ..... I bought.
    'We were' not 'we was'
  6. Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
    It ..... a dark and stormy night and we ..... cold and wet.
    He/she/it = was; we/you/they = were
  7. Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
    Can I ..... a pen from you please?
  8. Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
    You can ..... the pen which I will ..... you.
    The subject of the verb 'lends': he lends her a pen
  9. Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
    Yesterday I ..... some leaflets to ..... children to distribute.
    Past tense: 'gave', so, 'yesterday I gave...'
  10. Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
    I could ..... carried my luggage but I ..... it to ..... mum.
    Remember 'could have' not 'could of'!

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