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irregular verbs exercises

Irregular verbs Exercises

here are tests about irregular verbs in English. you can practice your level of irregular verbs with this quiz…

 Test 1

Test 2

 Test 3

Test 4

 Test 5

Mix Exam 1

 Mix Exam 2

beside / besides (what is the difference)

which word???
beside/ besides

1.the preposition “beside” usually means next to something/somebody’, or ‘at the side of something/somebody':
– sit here beside me.

– There is a big tree beside our house.

2. Besides means “in addition to something.”:

– What other sports do you play besides hockey?

– Where do you go besides home

The adverb “besides” is not usually used on its own with the same meaning as the preposition. It is mainly used to give another reason or argument for something.
( =additionally, in addition)

– I do not think I ‘ll come on Saturday. I have a lot of work to do. Besides, I do not like parties.

Usage of SO

A Usage of SO

There are two negative forms of SO.

1. Negative verb + SO
Ex: Would you marry me? I don’t expect SO.

2. Positive verb + NOT
Ex: Would you marry me? I expect NOT.

With EXPECT, THINK & IMAGINE, we generally form the negative with SO.

Is she fine? I don’t think SO. OR I think NOT. (Note: This is rather formal.)