English grammar

English grammar

English grammar might seems difficult or boring to learn, but it is the structure of the language. We need to understand it so we can use the language correctly.

For example, how do we use verbs in different tenses to show time? How can we ask a question correctly? How can we talk about hypothetical situations using conditionals? How do we use nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs? Why do we need modal verbs? How do we use passive voice? What is reported speech?

These collections of video lessons will help answer all those questions and more. You will finally understand all the most important questions about English grammar, but you never had the chance to ask someone. English grammar is not as hard as you think!

English grammar
  • Verb patterns | Grammar

    6 items

    Verb patterns refer to the way we use certain verbs with other verbs in a sentence in English. It’s important to understand verb patterns in order to sound natural in English, but the wrong verb pattern can also affect the meaning of a sentence.

    Some verbs are followed by the ‘to’ infinitive, su...

  • Questions | Grammar

    4 items

    Asking a question in English might seem difficult because there are lots of rules to understand, but it's not as hard as you think.

    Firstly, we need to understand the difference between open and closed questions. This means questions where the answer could be anything or questions where the answ...

  • Adjectives | Grammar

    6 items

    Adjectives are one of the four main parts of speech in English. The other three are verbs, nouns, and adverbs.

    Adjectives are normally used to describe a noun, which will give us more information to help us understand that noun better. For example, an adjective could tell us the dimensions or qu...

  • Adverbs | Grammar

    8 items

    Adverbs are one of the four main parts of speech in English. The other three are verbs, nouns and adjectives.

    Adverbs are normally used to describe a verb, which will give us more information to help us understand that verb better. For example, an adverb could tell us how an action is done, e.g....

  • Conditionals | Grammar

    5 items

    Conditionals are a type of sentence in English that refer to a real or unreal situation in the past, present or future. We sometimes call them 'if' clauses, because the word 'if' is normally the key part of this type of sentence.

    There are four types of conditional sentence, the zero, first, sec...

  • Perfect tenses | Grammar

    5 items

    In English, we have the past, present and future tenses. Perfect tenses are sometimes referred to the retrospective tense. This means we use perfect tenses to look back from a point in time.

    To make a perfect tense, we use a form of the auxiliary verb 'have' and the past participle. For example,...

  • Reported speech | Grammar

    6 items

    We use reported speech to tell someone what another person said. This is useful if we're reporting something which is now in the past or that may not be true anymore.

    For example, if someone says to you "I want to learn English", you can report that to another person as: SHE SAID SHE WANTED to l...

  • Relative clauses | Grammar

    2 items

    Relative clauses are a very useful way of adding extra information to a sentence in English. It can tell us more about the sentence. It is also a very helpful way to help us connect two sentences together, which will improve our writing in English.

    We add extra information to a sentence by using...

  • Modal verbs | Grammar

    6 items

    Modal verbs are used in English to show how someone feels about something. Modal verbs can be used to show ability, obligation, permission, probability, and willingness.

    For example, you can express ability by saying "I CAN help you". This means I am able to help you. I have the ability to help ...

  • Passive voice | Grammar

    5 items

    We use the passive voice in English when we want to focus on the object of the action and not the subject. The passive is used for different reasons, such as not knowing who did an action, or if we want to sound more formal.

    To write a passive sentence, we need to change the structure of the sen...

  • The four types of phrasal verbs

    Phrasal verbs are really important in English if you want to sound as natural as possible and understanding them will really help you to understand what you hear and read as well. Check out my other videos on phrasal verbs to understand the different meanings of some of the most common phrasal ve...