Category: English Grammar Usage Articles & Notes
Articles dealing with English grammar and English language usage topics
A list of English adjectives that look like adverbs
The rules for using So do I and Neither do I, etc.
The differences in usage between all and whole.
The differences in usage between beside and besides.
A look at the different types of collocations in English
An in-depth look at conditional sentences
A look at factual conditionals
A look at predicative conditionals
A look at hypothetical conditionals
A look at counterfactual conditionals
A look at alternatives to 'if' in conditional sentences
A look at non-conditional conditionals
What is a dangling modifier?
A look at the prescriptive and descriptive approaches to English grammar.
Everything you need to know about English Conditionals.
How to use the first conditional in English
How to use the second conditional in English
How to use the third conditional in English
How to use the zero conditional in English
What is the correct word order with 'enough'?
What's the difference between 'for' and 'since'?
A look at backshifting and other aspects of indirect speech
When to use a singular or a plural verb with the word 'number'.
The correct order for adjectives before a noun.
A look at the problems phrasal verb present to learners
A look at the different uses of the prepositions 'in' and 'at'.
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.
Learn how to use 'rather' in English.
The use of relative pronouns in relatives clauses
The use and omission of relative pronouns in relatives clauses
A look at the many uses of 'like' in English
The dual nature of English grammar
The use of past participles as adjectives in English
A look at how the Past Perfect is formed and used in English
A look at when to use BY with the passive.
When should you use 'by' and 'until'?.
A look at the different uses of 'to'
A look at the verb 'to be' in English
Learn about Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences.
Learn about the use of 'shall' in British English.
A look at how to use the verb 'wish'.
A look at seven ways of expressing the future in English
A look at when to use 'whether' and when to use 'if'.
What is the difference between 'while' and 'during'?