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English lessons for English as a Second Language learners.

If you are learning English Grammar you will find the lessons easy to understand.  

You'll find the basic construction of the English Language, lessons and rules.

Problems with Verbs

1. Verbs That Require an Infinitive or –Ing Form in the Complement
2. Participles
3. Necessity, Usually For Repair Or Improvement (need)
4. Ability (know)

5. Past Custom (used to)
6. Logical Conclusions (must have, must be)
7. Advisability (had better)
8. Question Forms for Invitation and Customs (would)

9. Preference (would rather)
10. Unfulfilled Desires in The Past (had hoped)

11. Conditions (will, can, may must, would, could, might, should)
12. Desires (wish that)

13. Contrary to Fact Statements (If were, wish that)
14. Subjunctives (advise, desire, etc)
15. Impersonal Expressions (essential, necessary, suggested, etc)
16. Causatives (have, let, make, let)

17. Tag Questions
18. More Tag Questions
19. More Tag Questions

20. Affirmative Agreement (and so we were)
21. Negative Agreement (and neither am I)
22. Negative Imperatives (please don’t)

 

Problems with Pronouns

23.  -Ing Form Modified By Possessive Pronouns
24. Subject and Object Pronouns
25. Propositions with Object Pronouns
26. Relative Pronouns Which Refers To Persons
27. Relative Pronouns Which Refer To Persons and Things

Verbals

1.The –ING form used as a noun (Gerund).
2.The –ING form used as an adjective
3.Past participle used as an adjective.
4.Infinitive used as a noun
5.Infinitive used as an adjective.
6.Infinitive used as an adverb.
7.Omission of to in the infinitive.
8.Verbs followed only by infinitive (as object)
9.Verbs followed only by gerund (as object)

Verbs As Complements

a)Verbs that use the Ing form.
b)Verbs that use the infinitive form.
c)Sentences that don't change meaning using Gerund or Infinitive
d)Sentences that have different meaning
e)Sentences that the require the ING form with Prepositions
f)Sentences that require the infinitive form with adjectives
g)Pronoun before the Infinitive
h)Verb -Ing plus possessive form
i)Need
j)Subjunctives

Grammar Basics

What is Grammar?
Formal Grammar
Parts of Speech
Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions
Function Words
Auxiliaries
Prepositions
Qualifiers
Connectives
Subordinators
Question words
Isolated Function Words
Substitutes for Parts Of Speech
Basic Elements of the Sentence
Types of Subject
Types of Verbs
Types of Complements
Subordinate Elements of the Sentence
The Subject and its Modifiers
The Verb and its Modifiers
The Complement and its Modifiers
Sentence Patterns
Simple Sentence
Compound Sentence
Complex Sentence
Tense Forms and Usage
Simple Verb Phrase
Perfect Verb Phrase
Future Verb Phrase. (Will and Shall)
Progressive Verb Phrase
Comparison of Past Tense and Present Perfect Tense
Conditional Patterns
Subjunctive Patterns
Variety in Sentence Structure

English Verbs

 Irregular Verbs.

Basic Form, Past and Past Participle. List of 700 Irregular Verbs
Regular Verbs.

Basic Form, Past and Past Participle. List of 1200 Regular Verbs

Two Word Verbs -Phrasal Verbs

a) Group I

b) Group II

c) Group III

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