Luckily, Unfortunately, Despite/In spite of, Although

We all know how difficult it is to practice using conjunctions despite trying our best! Luckily, we created this fantastic exercise to help you!

This grammar exercise focuses on a few important conjunctions that may be difficult to understand and even harder to practice outside the classroom. Keep in mind the conjunctions ‘despite/in spite of’ and ‘although’ show a contrast, but ‘luckily’ and ‘unfortunately’ show an opinion.

Beware of the construction of ‘although’ and ‘despite/in spite of’

Although + subject + verb

Although she is young, she is very independent.

Despite/in spite of + noun/pronoun OR verb + ing

Despite the bad weather, we enjoyed ourselves

In spite of being a millionaire, he lives in a very small flat

 Try to fill in the gaps below using the proper conjunction – Luckily,… Unfortunately,… Despite/In spite of… Although…

Luckily, Unfortunately, Despite/In spite of, Although

Fill in the gaps.

 

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Passive voice quiz – The lives of famous women writers

Howdy! Below you’ll find a blog prepared by a native English teacher. Here at Scrambled Eggs we like to prepare videos, news articles and exercises on grammar and vocabulary to help our students continue their learning outside of the classroom. Take a look at this blog about the passive voice, we hope you enjoy it!

In this quiz, you’ll practice the passive voice in all its different forms while learning about the lives of some of the most iconic female writers in the English language.

If you want to review the passive voice before doing the quiz, click here. Otherwise, you can dive right in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Austen

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Virginia Woolf

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Toni Morrison

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Hanya Yanagihara

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Past Tense – Regular Verbs

The past tense expresses actions that have happened in the past, events that have already happened. It can be used to talk about the past or something that we imagined in the past. We can understand it is the past when we have words like “last year, last night, last Tuesday, yesterday and ago”.

Firstly we need to understand that in the English language we have Regular and Irregular verbs. It is advised that you study the most commonly used irregular verbs. However for now we will focus on the regular verbs.

Regular verbs

To form the past tense we add the suffix (-ed) to most verbs, for example the verb “walk” becomes “walked”, “kick” becomes “kicked”.

Here are some examples of sentences,

“I walked to school yesterday”.
“The footballer kicked the ball into the net”.
“He cooked dinner”.

“It rained yesterday”.

We need to pay attention to verbs ending in “e”, for example “wipe”, “live” and “close”.

To form the past simple in this case we just add “-d” to the infinitive form of the verb,

verb + -d

I lived here in 2013. (live)
She closed the window. (close)
He wiped the floor. (wipe)

How to form the past simple with verbs ending in a “-y”

Lets look at verbs preceded by a consonant (spy, envy, study), the consonants being a p, v and d.

Here the Y becomes an I and we add -ed, for example,

He spied on his neighbours. (Spy)
She envied her cousin. (Envy)
They studied for the English exam. (Study).

Try the following quiz now!

Past Tense Regular Verbs Quiz

Complete these sentences with the correct past tense form.

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