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GRAMMAR PRACTICE 2

Choose between the past simple, past continuous and present perfect.

1. It _____________ (be) ages since I _____________ (have) a holiday.


2. While I ____________ (drive) to work, I _____________ (witness) a car accident.
3. When I woke up it was ____________ (snow) so, I ________ (get) up and ________ (put) on my
coat and ___________ (go) outside. I __________ (not snow) again since that day.

Make these sentences conditional. Use the word in brackets.

1. I will work hard because I want a pay-rise. (unless)


2. Imagine I win the lottery. There is a possibility that I will buy you a car. (might)
3. Manchester United didn’t win the Premiership because their striker was injured. (could)

Write these sentences as reported speech.

1. “Can you tell me where the bank is, please” asked the Woman.
2. “Whose mobile phone is this?” inquired the teacher.
3. “Lucy will be in London next Friday.” Paul told me.
4. “Hurry up!” my mum said.
5. “Don’t sit on that chair because the paint is still wet:” The man advised me.

Write these sentences in the causative. (subject + have(conjugated) + object + past participle….. + when)

1. The mechanic will fix my car tomorrow.


2. The dentist checked my teeth last Tuesday.
3. The gardener had cut down the trees | before I went on holiday.

Write these sentences in the passive voice.

1. Everyone loves the new maths teacher.


2. My neighbour had to report the burglary to the police.
3. The security officer was checking everybody’s identification at passport control.

Write these sentences using a modal or modal perfect.

1. It is a good idea to wash your hands before eating anything.


2. Is it possible for me to go to the toilet, please?
3. It wasn’t necessary to clean my car.
4. It wasn’t a good idea to copy the exam.
5. I was impossible that you saw Fran yesterday because she is in Oslo.

Choose the +ing or to-infinitive

1. Maria and John are trying finishing / to finish their project now.
2. After having a heart attack, he stopped smoking / to smoke.
3. I regret telling / to tell Harry my problems. (regret = lamenter)
4. John is likely coming / to come to the party.