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This page maintains links with on-line grammars of as many
languages as can be found on the Web. It includes all types of grammars:
reference grammars, learning grammars, and historical grammars. Grammars are
selected for their accuracy and effectiveness for learning the language they
describe. All are free unless otherwise indicated.
The Indefinite Article
The Definite Article
Comparison of Adjectives
Comparison of Adverbs
Prepositions of Time
Prepositions of Place
The Simple Present Tense
The Present Continuous Tense
The Future Tense
The Simple Past Tense
The Past Continuous Tense
The Present Perfect Tense
The Present Perfect Continuous Tense
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
To Make and To Do
Been and Gone
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
To Make and To Do
These English grammar pages will help you to study and
understand the structure of English. Don't be afraid of grammar! The grammar of
any language is there to help you. Remember that the language came first. The
grammar is only a reflection of the language.Verbs & Tenses
Present simple: I do
Present continuous: I am doing
Present perfect simple: I have done
Present perfect continuous: I have been doing
Past simple: I did
Future: will: I will do
Future: going to: I am going to do
Future: present continuous: I am doing
"Used to do"
"Be used to something"
Questions: Do you do?
Passive: It is done Modals
Have to (obligation)
Must not (prohibition)
Superlative: the biggest
Three links to detailed information on grammar points.
Written by an ESL/EFL practitioner, NetGrammar focuses on
English grammar through interactive listening, reading and writing activities.
Research in second language acquisition suggests that students expect and need to learn the formal rules of a language in focus. That is why NetGrammar was developed with that focus in mind where students will practice new structures in a variety of contexts in order to help them internalize and master the many structures of English. NetGrammar provides an abundance of both controlled and communicative exercises so that students can bridge the gap between knowing grammatical structures and using them.
NetGrammar follows a six-step approach at the Unit Level. The first step is contextualiazing the new content through clear objectives, language functions and notes where new structures are shown in context. This is followed by a presentation of the structures (Grammar Focus) with grammar charts and explanations. The third step is listening where students hear a variety of short conversations, interviews, storytelling, etc. The fourth step is reading. Here, students can find a variety of short authentic passage.. The fifth step is writing where students can practice the new structures by cues given to them. They can also e-mail their writing products to their instructor and/or other friends. And finally, the six step is the review section, which can be used as a self test. The exercises in this section test the structures of the unit and can be e-mailed to the instructor and/or other friends.
This website includes an enormous table of contents with
hyperlinks to all the online grammar you could want!
You can scroll through the Table of Contents to scan down or up to the item that you are looking for.
You can search by clicking on a letter of the alphabet which will take you to the alpabetical category in the Subject Index
You can conduct a key-word search of the Table of Contents by using your browser's 'find' option (in Netscape this is under 'Edit') and typing in a word relevant to your search (note - this does not search the whole grammar but only the Table of Contents.
This area is meant to be used by entry levels of ESL
classes at this point.
Advanced students should try "crazy English" or the "terrible teacher"
These pages are based on a workshop I gave on teaching
advanced grammar at International House Barcelona, Spain. The workshop was in
the form of a number of criteria for teaching grammar which I stated and were
then discussed. Here, I have stated more or less the same points but also filled
them out a little, in an attempt to make up for the lack of discussion in a
(fairly) static text. However, as this is the web, I can easily update and
change the content, so if you have any comments on anything you read here, I'd
be happy to discuss them by email - my address can be found at the bottom of
this page - and possibly make changes to reflect other peoples comments,
opinions and criticisms. Author: Colin Mahoney
The English Grammar Clinic is an oustanding resource for
students and teachers as well as those who just like the English language.
Send your English grammar question to us and the professional teaching staff at Lydbury English Centre will post the answer where you will be able to view it. There is a page of FAQs (frequently asked question) pages for speedy research. Finally, the grammar café for a chat with friends
Our friends, the Grammar Gorillas, need help identifying
parts of speech. If you click on the right word in the sentence, our friends get
a banana. And you know, a gorilla with a banana is a gorilla with appeal. A fun
activity for beginner and advanced learners.
A self-help set of activities for improving grammar. Higher
level students only.
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