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Two-minute tales from history, myth and fiction, accompanied by word games, grammar games and writing practice, all based on traditional school textbooks.

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Subject or Object?
Try writing complete sentences using these nouns as either the subject or the object of a verb.
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Pair Off
Make words like ‘give in’ and ‘switch off’, and then find other words to express their meaning.
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Opposites
Suggest opposites for these words, and illustrate them with example sentences.
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Verbs and Nouns
Decide whether a word is a verb or a noun (or both), and compose example sentences.
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Easy Adjectives
Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the attributive position.
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Prepositions
Find prepositions to follow each of these words.
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Adjectives are Easy
Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the predicative position.
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Tagged Grammar and Vocabulary (13 posts)
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1 Subject or Object?
Try writing complete sentences using these nouns as either the subject or the object of a verb.
2 Verb or Noun?
Decide whether a word is a verb or a noun (or both), and compose example sentences.
3 Active and Passive
Try writing complete sentences using these verbs in either the active or the passive voice.
4 Prepositions
Find prepositions to follow each of these words.
5 Adjectives are Easy
Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the predicative position.
6 Easy Adjectives
Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the attributive position.
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7 Put in a Good Word
For each of these things, select the most apposite word of praise.
8 Super Colossal
Suggest things or circumstances which are just begging for these adjectives.
9 Pair Off
Make words like ‘give in’ and ‘switch off’, and then find other words to express their meaning.
10 Undishcovery
Make opposites from these words using prefixes, like lucky → unlucky.
11 Opposites
Suggest opposites for these words, and illustrate them with example sentences.
12 Spinner
Create your own sentences using one or more of the three words given.
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13 Confusables
Show you know the difference between these frequently confused words.
which is ‘English Style’ ?

Word Play: Active or Passive?

Use each of the verbs below in either the active or the passive form. Can you use both forms?

Place. Milk. Live.

JB Cramer was one of the finest pianists of his day, though his reverence for Mozart made his own music more popular in the drawing room than the concert hall.
By Percy Bysshe Shelley
(1792-1822)
Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley says that the pinnacle of political achievement is the government not of others, but of ourselves.
By John Keats
(1795-1821)
Poet John Keats speaks of the beauties of Autumn, her colours, her sounds and her rich harvest.
By Percy Bysshe Shelley
(1792-1822)
Poet Percy Shelley calls on November’s sister months to watch by the graveside of the dead Year.
Cut
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
Polyword ‘Fen’
Make as many words as you can with the letters below. All your words must be at least four letters long, and must also include the highlighted letter. What’s the nine-letter word?

SEE how many words you can make using the letters below. All your words must be at least 4 letters long, and must include the letter (change).

We found commonly used words, plus one 9-letter word. Can you do better?

Use each letter only once. But if there are e.g. two As, you can used them both.

Don’t count proper nouns such as April, Zeus, or Newcastle (pretty much anything that has to be spelled with a capital letter at the start), or acronyms like HMRC.

Don’t just add -S for plurals or third person singular verbs, e.g. CAT → CATS or SPEAK → SPEAKS.

Note: You can find more Polywords and other games on our Nine Lives puzzle page, and most of our stories are accompanied by games with words, grammar and numbers.

More Puzzles
Do you know ‘perceptive’ (5 letters), and ‘English artist’ (3 letters)?
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with NEAT and finish with TIDY.
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FOAL and finish with MARE.
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with GOAT and finish with HERD.
See if you can guess these words letter-by-letter.
A word-making and word-searching game with a dash of strategy to it.
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letters game

Make words from two or more of the tiles below. What is the highest-scoring word you can make?

Press enter or type a space to see feedback on your word.

More like this: High Tiles (Letters Game) Games with Words

numbers game

Make the total shown using two or more of the numbers underneath it. You can add, subtract, divide and multiply. Use any number once only.

More like this: Target Number (Mental Arithmetic Game) Mental Arithmetic