Warriner's Handbook, Teacher's Edition, provides carefully crafted instruction and abundant practice exercises to help students become strong writers. The Chapter Tests booklet contains chapter tests for the first eighteen chapters of Warriner’s Handbook, Second Course. Each test, which is presented in the multiple-choice format of a standardized test, gives teachers a means for assessing students' grasp of key English-language conventions taught in grade eight. An Answer Key is included.
Read the following sentences. Alice likes painting. She would like to paint this landscape. John likes playing cricket. He would like to play cricket this evening. Here sentence 1 means that Alice likes painting as an art. It is a general statement. Sentence 2 means that she would like to paint a particular scene. Similarly [...]
Form: subject + first form of the verb I write. He writes. She writes. You write. They write. Carefully notice the marker -s in the second and third sentences. When the subject is a singular verb we add the marker -s to the verb in a simple present tense. The simple present tense is used [...]
Now read the following sentences: * I write. * I am writing. * I have written. * I have been writing. The verbs in all of these sentences refer to the present time, and are, therefore, said to be in the present tense. In sentence 1, however, the verb simply talks about the action.
Read the following sentences: I write the letter. I wrote the letter yesterday. I will write another letter tomorrow. In sentence 1, the verb write refers to present time. In sentence 2, the verb wrote refers to past time. In sentence 3, the verb will write refers to future time...
The simple past and the past continuous are two tenses commonly used to make general statements about the past. Although they are both past tenses their uses are quite different. The simple past tense is only used to say that something happened at some time in the past. I went to a Chinese restaurant yesterday. [...]