Category: English Grammar (Page 1)

Articles and notes dealing with English grammar and English language usage topics

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Phrasal Verbs - Multi-Word Verbs

Category: English Grammar Topic: Phrasal Verbs
A look at the problems phrasal verb present to learners
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Conditional Sentences in English: Non-conditional 'conditionals'

Category: English Grammar Topic: Conditionals
A look at non-conditional conditionals
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Conditional Sentences in English: Other expressions with IF

Category: English Grammar Topic: Conditionals
A look at other expressions with 'if'
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Conditional Sentences in English: Alternatives to IF

Category: English Grammar Topic: Conditionals
A look at alternatives to 'if' in conditional sentences
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Conditional Sentences in English: Counterfactual Conditionals

Category: English Grammar Topic: Conditionals
A look at counterfactual conditionals
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Conditional Sentences in English: Hypothetical Conditionals

Category: English Grammar Topic: Conditionals
A look at hypothetical conditionals
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Conditional Sentences in English: Predictive Conditionals

Category: English Grammar Topic: Conditionals
A look at predicative conditionals
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Conditional Sentences in English: Factual Conditionals

Category: English Grammar Topic: Conditionals
A look at factual conditionals
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Conditional Sentences in English: Introduction

Category: English Grammar Topic: Conditionals
An in-depth look at conditional sentences
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Indirect (Reported) Speech

Category: English Grammar Topic: Direct & Indirect Speech
A look at backshifting and other aspects of indirect speech
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Problems with the Past Perfect & Past Simple

Category: English Grammar Topic: Verbs and Tenses
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.
Teacher Article

The Past Perfect

Category: English Grammar Topic: Verbs and Tenses
A look at how the Past Perfect is formed and used in English
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Ways of Expressing the Future in English

Category: English Grammar Topic: Future Forms
A look at seven ways of expressing the future in English
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Relative Clauses - Part 1

Category: English Grammar Topic: Relative Pronouns
The use of relative pronouns in relatives clauses
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Relative Clauses - Part 2

Category: English Grammar Topic: Relative Pronouns
The use and omission of relative pronouns in relatives clauses
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Using 'Shall' in British English

Category: English Grammar Topic: Modals
Learn about the use of 'shall' in British English.
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Types of Sentences

Category: English Grammar Topic: Functions & Text
Learn about Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences.
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Using 'Wish' in English

Category: English Grammar Topic: Verbs and Tenses
A look at how to use the verb 'wish'.
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Whether and If

Category: English Grammar Topic: Conjunctions
A look at when to use 'whether' and when to use 'if'.
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Rather

Category: English Grammar Topic: Adjectives and Adverbs
Learn how to use 'rather' in English.
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While & During

Category: English Grammar Topic: Conjunctions
What is the difference between 'while' and 'during'?
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Dangling Modifiers

Category: English Grammar Topic: General
What is a dangling modifier?
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The Use of By + Until

Category: English Grammar Topic: Prepositions
When should you use 'by' and 'until'?.
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The Use of BY + Agent in the Passive Voice

Category: English Grammar Topic: Verbs and Tenses
A look at when to use BY with the passive.
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Beside & besides

Category: English Grammar Topic: Prepositions
The differences in usage between beside and besides.