Category: English Grammar Usage Articles & Notes

Articles dealing with English grammar and English language usage topics
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Adjectives that look like adverbs

A list of English adjectives that look like adverbs
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Agreeing and Disagreeing- So do I, Neither do I, etc

The rules for using So do I and Neither do I, etc.
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All & Whole

The differences in usage between all and whole.
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Beside & besides

The differences in usage between beside and besides.
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Conditional Sentences in English 1

An in-depth look at conditional sentences
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Conditional Sentences in English 2

A look at factual conditionals
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Conditional Sentences in English 3

A look at predicative conditionals
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Conditional Sentences in English 4

A look at hypothetical conditionals
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Conditional Sentences in English 5

A look at counterfactual conditionals
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Conditional Sentences in English 6

A look at alternatives to 'if' in conditional sentences
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Conditional Sentences in English 7

A look at other expressions with 'if'
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Conditional Sentences in English 7

A look at other expressions with 'if'
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Conditional Sentences in English 8

A look at non-conditional conditionals
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Dangling Modifiers

What is a dangling modifier?
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Descriptive and Prescriptive Grammar

A look at the prescriptive and descriptive approaches to English grammar.
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English Conditionals: An Introduction

Everything you need to know about English Conditionals.
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English Conditionals: First Conditional

How to use the first conditional in English
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English Conditionals: Second Conditional

How to use the second conditional in English
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English Conditionals: Third Conditional

How to use the third conditional in English
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English Conditionals: Zero Conditional

How to use the zero conditional in English
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Enough

What is the correct word order with 'enough'?
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For & Since

What's the difference between 'for' and 'since'?
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How to use the adverb 'highly'

Collocations with 'Highly' How to use the adverb 'highly' in English.
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Indirect (Reported) Speech

A look at backshifting and other aspects of indirect speech
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Number of

When to use a singular or a plural verb with the word 'number'.
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Order of Adjectives

The correct order for adjectives before a noun.
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Phrasal Verbs Multi-Word Verbs

A look at the problems phrasal verb present to learners
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Problems with the Past Perfect & Past Simple

Notes on why native speakers do not always use the past perfect when learners have been told they must, using questions and answers from our forum.
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Rather

Learn how to use 'rather' in English.
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Relative Clauses - Part 1

The use of relative pronouns in relatives clauses
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Relative Clauses - Part 2

The use and omission of relative pronouns in relatives clauses
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The Past Perfect

A look at how the Past Perfect is formed and used in English
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The Use of BY + Agent in the Passive Voice

A look at when to use BY with the passive.
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The Use of By + Until

When should you use 'by' and 'until'?.
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Types of Sentences

Learn about Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences.
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Using 'Shall' in British English

Learn about the use of 'shall' in British English.
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Using 'Wish' in English

A look at how to use the verb 'wish'.
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Ways of Expressing the Future in English

A look at seven ways of expressing the future in English
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Whether and If

A look at when to use 'whether' and when to use 'if'.
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While & During

What is the difference between 'while' and 'during'?