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English Grammar Step by Step


     UNIT 12 - The key

1 a faxes b masses c gases/gasses (US) d wishes e matches

2 a journeys b boys c flies d universities e salaries

3 a lives b selves c roofs d turfs/turves e safes

4 a heroes b tomatoes c photos d bamboos e cantos

5 a rows b swords c navels d ovens e ornaments

6 a echoes b calves c countries d microwaves e confessions f judges g banquets h thieves i kimonos j hooligans k pros l quizzes m wharfs/wharves n cuffs o cargos/cargoes p switches q slides r reels s armpits t burglar alarms u brothers-in-law v trips w dwarfs/dwarves x infernos y preys z dents

7 a diagnoses b oases c theses d axes e metamorphoses

8 a indices/indixes b complexes c telexes d matrices/matrixes e cortices/cortexes

9 a metropolises b vests c drops d rattlesnakes e trolleys f lambs g waistcoats h leaves i handkerchiefs/handkerchieves j brushes k carriages l churches m bundles n crutches o windscreen wipers p flat batteries q thorns r dishes s frogs t wolves u sopranos v wharfs/wharves w thermos flasks x hypotheses y scarfs/scarves z chimneys

10 a teeth b women c mice d people e lice

11 a deer b buffaloes/buffalos/buffalo c salmon d series e herrings/herring

12 a men b tornados/tornadoes c ellipses d sheep e plugs f sockets g adaptors h glasses i necklaces j address books k galleries l headquarters m mangos/mangoes n tremolos o vegetable racks p cushions q testimonies r jews s water-lilies t catch-phrases u oxen v volcanos/volcanoes w bases x vertices/vertexes y seducers z dints

13 a nuclei b octopi/octopuses/octopodes c radii/radiuses d syllabi/syllabuses e termini/terminuses

14 a nebulae/nebulas b antennae, antennas c algae d formulae/formulas e larvae

15 a sixes b torpedoes c croci/crocuses d loaves e knapsacks f fifes g triggers h double dealers i bookcases j sofas k boxing rings l beetles m felines n views o puppies p stimuli q bypasses r impediments s analyses t ladies u days v tiles w foci/focuses x geese y nannies z electricity meters

16 a memoranda/memorandums b errata c addenda d data e strata/stratums

17 a sailors b turbans c dolls d seasons e porches f radios g families h bushes i solos j brooches k peas l saucepans m pianos n studios o flamingos/flamingoes p quotas q alumnae r crabs/crab s aquaria/aquariums t mottos/mottoes u ova v toys w corpora/corpuses x chains y zoos z revellers

18 a ganglia/ganglions b automata/automatons c phonemena/phenomenons d demons e protons

19 a bureaux/bureaus b plateaux/plateaus c trousseaux/trosseaus d portmanteaux/pormanteaus e gâteaux/gâteaus

20 a nappies b sexes c parentheses d halves e lacunae/lacunas f mischiefs g stadia/stadiums h tableaux/tableaus i vignettes j wheelchairs k spoonfuls l curricula/curriculums m holes n branches o alibis p deities q valleys r codices s peaches t means u trout(s) v neuroses w albums x millenia/milleniums y tusks z pumpkins

21 a binoculars b clothes c fireworks d spectacles e police

22 a Japanese b Americans c Chinese d Australians e Irishmen

23 a bacilli b campuses c splashes d monkeys e ponies f Dutchwomen g spectra/spectrums h vermin i Nepalese j cells k ropes l witnesses m bulldozers n pepper pots o letter boxes p handfuls q vetos/vetoes r paradoxes s Russians t loci u ostriches v lighthouses w fungi/funguses x series y elves z hippopotami/hippopotamuses

Author: Miquel Molina i Diez
Pages: 1, 2 and the key

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1  Negative and interrogative sentences (Page 2 and the key)

2  Short answers (Page 2 and the key)

3  Question tags (Page 2 and the key)

4  Questions and exclamations (Page 2 and the key)

5  So, neither, nor, either (the key)

6  Be, used to, would, be/get/become used to, dare, have, get, become, grow, go, turn, fall and feel (Page 2 and the key)

7  Verb tenses: forms (Page 2 and the key)

8  Irregular verbs

9  Verb tenses: uses (Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5 and the key)

10 Personal pronouns, possessives and reflexive pronouns (Page 2 and the key)

11 The genitive case (the key)

12 Singular and plural nouns (Page 2 and the key)

13 Gender (the key)

14 A, an, some, any, no, not, none, each, every and the; compounds of some, any, no and every (Page 2, Page 3 and the key)

15 Neither, not...either, none, not...any, both and all (the key)

16 A few, few, a lot, lots, a little, little, many, much, no and plenty (the key)

17 Enough, too, so and such (the key)

18 Comparative and superlative sentences (Page 2 and the key)

19 Adjective order (the key)

20 Relative clauses (Page 2 and the key)

21 Do and make (the key)

22 Modal verbs (Page 2, Page 3 and the key)

23 Infinitives, gerunds and present participles (Page 2 and the key)

24 Conditional sentences (Page 2 and the key)

25 Passive sentences (the key)

26 Reported speech (Page 2 and the key)

27 Purpose (the key)

28 Word order (the key)

29 Inversion (the key)

30 Connectors (Page 2 and the key)

31 Prepositions (Page 2, Page 3 and the key)

32 Phrasal verbs (the key)

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