The most common reference for English Usage is A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926) by Henry Fowler, or just ‘Fowler’s.’ Fowler is famous for such quotes as, Inversion: Writers who observe the poignancy sometimes given by inversion, but fail to observe that ‘sometimes’ means ‘when exclamation is appropriate’, adopt inversion as an infallible enlivener; they aim […]
Sentence Completion are common types of vocabulary questions on many standardized tests. Sentence Completion can be used for vocabulary, as with the practice questions below, or for other types of tests, such as the MELAB. If you are learning vocabulary for a standardized test, here is a great overview, or see Vocabulary.com.
English grammar is a popular item on most standardized tests. Below are English grammar practice test questions. Here are a few sources for English Grammar – Wikipedia, The English Club. Tests that have an English Grammar Section – Michigan Language Arts Battery.
Many of the English grammar tenses are not too difficult but others give students a lot of trouble deciding when to use them. Since we can’t think through a grammar rule as we speak, the best way is to participate in activities with other students, speaking orally and using the tenses. This blog will provide […]