Grammar Review

Ex. 21    Conditional Sentences

  1. Henry talks to his dog as if it understood him
  2. If they had left the house earlier, they wouldn’t  so late getting to the airport that they could not check their baggage.
  3. If I finish the dress before Saturday, I will give it to my sister for her birthday.
  4. If I had seen the movie, I would have told you about it last night.
  5. Had Bob not interfered in his sister’s marital problems, there could have been peace between them.
  6. He would give you the money if he had it.
  7. I wish they  could stop making so much noise so that I could concentrate.
  8. She would call you immiediately if she needed help.
  9. Had they arrived at the sale early, they would have found a better selection.
  10. We hope that you enjoyed the party last night.
  11. If you have enough time, please painted the chair before you leave.
  12. We could go for a drive if today were Saturday.
  13. If she wins the prize, it will be because she had writes very well.
  14. Mike wished that the editors could have permitted him to copy some of their material.
  15. Joel wishes that he could have spent his vacation on the Gulf Coast next year.
  16. will accept if they invite me to the party.
  17. If your mother buys that car for you, will you be happy?
  18. If he had decided earlier, he could have left on the afternoon flight.
  19. Had we known your address, we would have written you a letter.
  20. If the roofer doesn’t come soon, the rain couldn’t leak inside.
  21. Because Rose did si poorly on the exam, she whises that she had studied harder last night.
  22. My dog always wakes me up if he heard strange noises.
  23. If you seen Mary today, please ask her to call me.
  24. If he gets the raise, it will be because he does a good job.
  25. The teacher will not accept our work if we turned it in late.
  26. Mrs. Wood always talks to her tenth-grade students as though they were adults.
  27. If he had left already, he would have called us.
  28. If they had known him, they could have talked to him.
  29. He would understand it if you could explained it to him more slowly.
  30. I could understand the French teacher if she could spoke more slowly.


Ex. 26    Adjectives and Adverbs

  1. Rita plays the violin well.
  2. That is an intense novel.
  3. The sun is shining bright.
  4. The girls speak fluent French.
  5. The boys speak Spanish fluently.
  6. The table has a smooth surface.
  7. We must figure our income tax returns accurately.
  8.  We don’t like to drink bitter tea.
  9. The plane will arrive soon.
  10. He had an accident because he was driving too fast.


Ex. 27    Linking (Copulative) Verbs

  1. Your cold sounds terrible.
  2. The pianist plays very well.
  3. The food in the restaurant always tastes good.
  4. The campers remained calm despite the thunderstorm.
  5. They became sick after eating the contaminated food.
  6. Professor Calandra looked quickly at the students sketches.
  7. Paco was working diligently in the project.
  8. Paul protested vehemently about the new proposals.
  9. Our neighbors appreared relaxed after their vacation.
  10. The music sounded too noisy to be classical.


Ex. 28    Comparisons

  1. John and his friends left as soon as the professor had finished his lecture.
  2. His job is more important than his friend’s.
  3. He plays the guitar as well as Andres Segovia.
  4. A new house is much more expensive than an older one.
  5. Last week was as hot as this week.
  6. Martha is more talented than her cousin.
  7. Bill’s descriptions are more colorful than his wife’s.
  8. Nobody is happier than Maria Elena.
  9. The boys felt worse than the girls about losing the game.
  10. A greyhound runs faster than a Chihuahua.


Ex. 29    Comparisons

  1. The Empire State Building is taller than the Statue of Liberty.
  2. California is farther from New York than Pennsylvania.
  3. His assignment is different from mine.
  4. Louise reads more quickly than his sisters.
  5. No animal is so big as King Kong.
  6. That report is less impressive than the government’s.
  7. Sam wears the same shirt as his teammates.
  8. Dave paints much more realistically than his professor.
  9. The twins have less money at the end of the month than they have at the beginning.
  10. Her sports car is different from Nancy’s.


Ex. 30    Comparisons

  1. Of the four dresses, I like the red one best.
  2. Phil is the happiest person that we known.
  3. Pat’s car is faster than Dan’s.
  4. This is the creamist ice cream I have had in a log time.
  5. This poster is more colorful  than the one in the ball.
  6. Does Fred feel better  today than he did yesterday?
  7. This vegetable soup tastes very good.
  8. while trying to balance the baskets on her head, the woman walked more awkwardly than her daughter.
  9. Jane is the less athletic of all the women.
  10. My car is the prettier of the two.
  11. This summary is the best of the pair.
  12. Your heritage is different from mine.
  13. This painting is less impressive than the one in the other gallery.
  14. The colder the weather gets, the sicker I feel.
  15. No sooner had he received the letter than he called Maria.
  16. A mink coat costs twice as much as a sable coat.
  17. Jim has as few opportunities to play tennis as I.
  18. That recipe calls for many more sugar than mine does.
  19. The museum is the farthest away of the three buildings.
  20. George Washington is more famous than John Jay.

Ari Sulistyawati 




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