Grammar Review

After the work done in class on correction of mistakes, I thought it would be a good idea to share this with you.

Grammar explanations: this link will help you solve grammar doubts.

Here some exercises to practice!!

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Like vs. As

 We generally use LIKE and AS to make comparisons.

LIKE

The structure of the sentence is usually: VERB + LIKE + NOUN / PRONOUN.

  • He speaks like a native speaker.
  • She looks like a supermodel.

AS

The structure of the sentence is usually: AS + SUBJECT + VERB.

  • Nobody sings as she does.
  • They went to the party as they were.

Be careful, in similar sentences that use LIKE and AS, the meanings of each sentence are very different. For example:

  • As your boss, I must warn you to be careful. (I am your boss.)
  • Like your boss, I must warn you to be careful. (I am not your boss, but he/she and I have similar attitudes.)

AS IF

In English we also use as if to make comparisons. However it has a few distinct characteristics to its use:

1. The verb after AS IF is always in the past subjunctive, no matter what tense the sentence is.

2. If the verb BE directly follows AS IF, we use were for all personal pronouns.

  • He looks as if he knew the answer.

Hands on: Like vs As if

When does inversion happen?

The most common type of inversion is question word order (see above). Inversion also happens in other situations.

Negative adverbs

In formal styles, when we use an adverb with negative meaning (e.g.never, seldom, rarely, scarcely, hardly) in front position for emphasis, we invert the subject (s) and auxiliary (aux)/modal verb:

Never [AUX]have [S]we witnessed such cruel behaviour by one child to another.(or We have never witnessed …)

Seldom does one hear a politician say ‘sorry’. (or One seldom hears …)

Expressions beginning with not

We also invert the subject and verb after not + a prepositional phrase or a clause in initial position:

Not for a moment did I think I would be offered the job, so I was amazed when I got it.

Not till I got home did I realise my wallet was missing.

More rules on inversion

Practice: Ex 1   Ex 2  Ex 3

 

 

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17 Responses to Grammar Review

  1. Milagros Brascó says:

    Exercise 1.
    Exercise 2.
    Exercise 3.

    Likevsas
    22 attempts
    16 points

    Ex. 1: 8/10
    Ex. 2: 8/8
    Ex. 3: 6/10

  2. Belen Gay says:

    Exercise 1 :65%
    Exercise 2: 60%
    Ecercise 3: 70%
    Like vs As
    20 atemps
    15 points
    Inversion
    exercise 1: 6/10
    exercise 2: 5/8
    exercise 3: 8/10

  3. Agustin Campion says:

    excercise 1: 75%
    excercise 2: 65%
    excercise 3: 70%
    like vs as: attempts: 16, points: 14

    inversion:
    ex1:70%
    ex2:6/8
    ex3: 5/10

  4. FranciscoRipoll says:

    Exercise 1: 70%
    Exercise 2: 60%
    Exercise 3: 80%
    Inversion
    ex 1: 7 out of 10
    ex 2: 5 out of 8
    ex 3: 8 out of 10
    Llike vs as
    Attempts: 24
    points: 15

  5. Emi Molmenti says:

    Excercise 1: 82%
    Excercise 2: 65%
    Exercise 3: 90%
    Like vs As if:
    Attempts:20 Total Points:20
    Ex 1: 100% correct
    Ex 2: 8 out of 8
    Ex 3: 9 out of 10

  6. Belen Irazusta says:

    exercise 1 70%
    exercise 2 60%
    exercise 3 70%

    live vs as
    22 atemps
    14 points

    inversion
    exercise 1: 8/10
    exercise 2: 7/8
    exercise 3: 9/10

  7. Agus Buljevich says:

    Exercise 1: 80%
    Exercise 2: 70%
    Exercise 3: 70%
    Llike vs as
    Attempts: 21
    points: 15

    inversion
    exercise 1: 7/10
    exercise 2: 7 / 8
    exercise 3: 9/10

  8. Paka Müller says:

    EX1: Your score is 82%.
    EX 2: 65%
    EX 3: 70%
    like vs as : attempts 22
    points 15
    inversion
    ex 1: 9/10
    ex 2: 8/8
    ex 3: 7/10

  9. Francisco Okecki says:

    Ex. 1) 68%
    Ex. 2) 56%
    Ex. 3) 70%
    Ex. 4) 15 points
    Inversion.
    Ex. 1) 80%
    Ex. 2) 7 out of 8
    Ex. 3) 3 out of 10 🙁

  10. Joaquin Diaz Walker says:

    EX. 1–80%
    EX 2–6/8
    EX 3–70%

    As and Like
    Attempts–19- Points–17

    Inversion
    EX 1– 8/10
    EX 2– 8/8
    EX 3– 70/100

  11. Sebastian Borda says:

    Exercise 1 87%
    Exercise 2 75%
    Exercise 3 81%

    Like vs. As if Attempts: 20 Points: 18

    Ex 1 All correct
    Ex 2 8 out of 8
    Ex 3 9 out of 10

  12. Nicolás Araya says:

    Excercise 1——> 88%
    Excercise 2——> 65%
    Excercise 3——> 80%

    As vs like——–> 18 points in 21 attempts

    Excercise 1——> 80%
    Excercise 2——> 8/8
    Excercise 3——> 60%

  13. Antonia Flores Piran says:

    ex1 T016-Past Tense – Simple or Progressive
    80%
    ex2:7of8
    ex3:70%

    Like vs As
    attempts:21
    points:17

    inversion
    ex1:80%
    ex2:7of8
    ex3:8of10

  14. Majo Tear says:

    Exercise 1.
    4,6,11,15,19
    Exercise 2.
    4,7,17,18,20
    Exercise 3.
    First one on the last paragraph
    As.vs.Like
    18 points-22 attempts
    Inversion
    Exercise 1
    100% correct
    Exercise 2
    8 out of 8
    Exercise 3
    8 out of 10

  15. Justo Fernandez Vidal says:

    ex 1: 80%
    ex 2: 60%
    ex 3: 74%
    ex 4 (like vs as): attempts>18
    points>15
    inversion
    ex 1: 70%
    ex 2: 8 out of 8
    ex 3: 50%

  16. sofi teran says:

    First exercise
    4, 9, 10, 11, 15, 17, 19
    Second exercise
    1, 5, 7,16,18,20
    Third exercise
    I only did wrong the second one
    As vs like
    16 points
    22 attempts
    Inversion
    Exercise 1: 9 out of 10
    Exercise 2: 8 out of eight
    Exercise 3: 6 out of 10

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