Grammar

We put words together to form ideas.  The sets of rules we follow to do so successfully is grammar.

Without grammar,  little of what is said or written would make any sense.  The ideas would only make sense to the person that said them.  So, if you want to communicate – to share ideas and be heard – you need grammar.  Grammar is your fierce ally.

Grammar Section

parts of speech

This is a chart with the 8 parts of speech*.   The definitions of each are below the chart.  Parts of speech are the names of different types of words in grammar, like "nouns" and "verbs".  Each part has a unique purpose and way to use them.  It is imp...

grammar glossary

Glossary of English Grammar Terms This is a simplified glossary.  The definitions are brief and basic.  Source: englishclub.com Active Voice In the active voice, the subject of the verb does the action (eg They killed the President ). See also Pas...

verbs

These will help you with how to use verbs, and lists of verbs to learn: Verb tenses  all of the verb tenses  When and to use verb tenses Verb tense and time chart Learn about the Helping verbs Verbs A verb tells about an act...

verb tense and time chart

There are several Verb Tenses, each tense indicates a Time when something happens - like Past, Present, Future.  Verb Tenses and the Times they refer to can be confusing.  This chart will help you to understand the differences, and when to use the Ten...

helping verbs

Helping verbs are also called "auxiliary verbs". Helping verbs have no meaning on their own. They are necessary for the grammatical structure of a sentence, but they do not tell us very much alone. We usually use helping verbs with main verbs . They...

verb tenses

This is a chart of all the English verb tenses with explanations, including basic form, making negatives (not), making questions and when to use each tense. From:  http://www.myenglishpages.com All of the links on this chart lead to myenglishpages.com ...

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