What is the meaning of the word ‘infructuous’ ?

The word is not common among native English speakers.

‘infructuous’ is generally used in legal contexts.

In common parlance, it means ‘ineffective’ or ‘irrelevant’.  

Example: Mahesh got the missing chain from his own briefcase. So his police complaint became infructuous. 

“I look forward to meet you” or “ I look forward to meeting you” – which is correct ?

 “I look forward to meet you” or “ I look forward to meeting you” ; these two sentences are among the most common usages in formal letters. But which one is correct ?

The correct usage is “I look forward to meeting you”. 

The verb that follows ‘Look forward to’ should always be the ‘-ing ’ form of the verb ( gerund).  

For example, ‘going’, ‘working’ etc.   


“I look forward to meeting you in the hotel.”   *  “We look forward to going to Surat.” * "I look forward to working with you." 

English Grammar Learning exercise- Conjunctions

 Online English learning Exercise – conjunction

A conjunction is a word used to join words or group of words or sentences.
Example 1: The boys went out and girls started dancing.

In the above sentence, the conjunction ‘and’ is used to connect two sentences: The boys went out. Girls started dancing.

There are mainly two types of conjunctions

Most Common Idioms in English

The Most frequently Used Idioms in English

A phrase is a group of words which by itself cannot make complete sentence but obtain meaning through its relation to some part of the sentence in which it stands. Examples: ‘in favor of’, ‘null and void’ , ‘at times’, ‘as a matter of fact’, ‘break down’, ‘carry out’ etc.

How to improve your English Communication- 12 easy ways

The four basic skills of any language are Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Mastering all these skills enable you to attain excellent communication skills in that language. The same rules are applicable to English language also. Here are a few tips to improve your English communication.

Most Common English Spelling mistakes

This is an English Online test which helps to identify some of the most common English spelling mistakes and misspelled words. Words spelt incorrectly create bad impression. It can even convey wrong meanings. There are many simple but commonly misspelled words. Now choose the correct spelling

Top 10 Misused/confused English words


Many words in English language, though similar in form and sound, are different in their meaning. Hence those words are susceptible to be misused. Careful attention is needed while using these words.  Some of the commonly misused or confused words are given below.

Free Online English Exercises- Articles

FREE Online English Exercises/Practice test – Articles.

The words ‘a’, ‘an’ and ‘the’ are called articles. The articles are used to point out persons or things and hence are used before nouns. ‘A’ and ‘an’ are indefinite articles. ‘a’ or ‘an’ is used when we do not speak of any particular or definite person or thing. ‘The’ is called definite article since it is used when we speak of a specific or particular person or thing.

 Now select the correct article.

FREE Online English Exercises – adjectives

This free online exercise/practice test on English adjectives if helpful for all all type of English competitive exams and for self improvement.

Adjective is a word which gives us more information about the noun used. As the name specifies it adds something to the noun.
There are different types of adjectives. Some of them are

English Grammar Exercise - Wh-questions

This FREE Online English Exercise/practice test  on wh-questions is helpful for all type of competitive exams and for self improvement.

An interrogative sentence is a type of sentence which always asks a question. There are two types of interrogative sentence.

1.YES or NO question For example, “Do you like sweets”? is a yes or no question. In other words, this kind of question can be answered in yes or no. Such a question begins with an auxiliary verb or a helping verb (examples; do, does, did).

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