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We will be studying various grammar points in class. You may also want to review basic grammar tenses or work on specific areas which are difficult for you. The Internet offers many helpful exercises for you to practise your grammar. Click on the following links to find explanations of grammar points and exercises to review the grammar point of your choice.

Tenses

Other Grammar Points

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Tenses

Simple Present - Explanation * 8 different exercises

Present Continuous - Explanation 1 * Explanation 2 * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

Simple Present & Present Continuous - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Exercise 6

Simple Past - Explanation

Simple Past - Irregular Past - Timed quiz practice

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Pronouncing Past Tense Endings (-ed) - Explanation & Exercises

Past Continuous - Explanation * Exercise 1 * Link to lots more exercises on past continuous

Simple Past vs. Past Continuous
Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Exercise 6 * Exercise 7 * Exercise 8 * Exercise 9

Present & Past Tenses - Exercise

Future Tenses - Exercise 1

Simple Future - Explanation * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

Future Continuous - Explanation * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Additional exercises

Simple Future & Future Continuous - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2

Expressing the Future in the Past - Exercise

Present Perfect - Explanation 1 * Explanation 2 * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Exercise 6 * Exercise 7

Past Perfect - Explanation * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Exercise 6

Future Perfect - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

Practice Exercises Using All the Verb Tenses - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2

 

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Other Grammar Points

Adjectives with -ed / -ing - Explanation * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

Adjective Clauses - Explanation * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

Adjectives - Order - Explanation & Exercises * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Exercise 6

Adverbs - Explanation * Exercise

Adverb Phrases - Explanation * Exercise

Adverb Clauses - Exercise

Articles - Exercise: Articles & Geography * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

As vs. Like - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

Borrow vs. Lend - Explanation * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

Causatives - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2

Come vs. Go - Explanation * Exercise

Common Errors - Exercise * PowerPoint presentation

Comparatives & Superlatives - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Exercise 6
PowerPoint presentation for Comparatives

Conditionals - Explanation
a) 1st Conditional - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Additional exercises
b) 2nd Conditional - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2
c) 1st & 2nd Conditonals - * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Exercise 6 * Exercise 7
d) 3rd Conditional - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5
e) 1st, 2nd & 3rd Conditionals - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * More exercises * Even more exercises

Conjunctions - Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

Count vs. Non-Count Nouns - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Link to lots more exercises on count / non-count nouns

Do vs. Make - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

During / For / When / While - Explanation & Exercise 1 * Explanation & Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

Either, Neither & Both - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

Embedded Questions (Also known as Indirect Questions) -
Explanation

This is an explanation only. A
t the bottom of the page, it says "Click below for exercises using indirect questions."
However, there don't seem to be any exercises for embedded questions there. Instead, try the following exercises.

Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

Enough vs. Too - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

A Few, Few, A Little, Little - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * More exercises

For vs. To - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

Gerunds & Infinitives
Explanation: Explanation
Lists: Verbs followed by gerunds * Verbs followed by infinitives * Verbs followed by nouns + infinitives
Adjective + preposition combinations followed by gerunds
* Be + adjective combinations followed by infinitives
Exercises: Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Exercise 6

" If " - Conditionals - Explanation
a) 1st Conditional - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Additional exercises
b) 2nd Conditional - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2
c) 1st & 2nd Conditonals - * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Exercise 6 * Exercise 7
d) 3rd Conditional - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5
e) 1st, 2nd & 3rd Conditionals - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * More exercises * Even more exercises

Look, See & Watch / Listen & Hear - Explanation & Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

Make vs. Do - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

Modals
can / could vs. be able to - Explanation * Exercise 1 *
can't vs. mustn't - Exercise
don't have to vs. must not - Explanation * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3
must / must have - Exercise
could have / would have / should have - Exercise
General - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 *
A variety of exercises

Noun Clauses - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2

Nouns - Count vs. Non-count - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Link to lots more exercises on count / non-count nouns
Collective Nouns & Pronouns - Lesson * Exercise

Order of Adjectives - Explanation & Exercises * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Exercise 6

Parts of Speech (Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, etc.) Explanation 1 * Explanation 2 * Explanation 3 * Exercise 4

Passive Voice
Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Exercise 6
Exercise 7
* Exercise 8 * Exercise 9 * Exercise 10 * Exercise 11 * Exercise 12
Exercise 13 * Exercise 14 * Exercise 15 * Exercise 16

Possessive adjectives - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

PowerPoint presentations for 410G

PowerPoint presentations for 490G

Prepositions - Explanation * Exercises 1 * Exercises 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Exercise 6
Exercise 7
* Exercise 8 * Exercise 9 * Exercise 10 * Exercise 11 * Exercise 12 * Exercise 13 * More exercises

Pronouns:
Possessive Pronouns - Lesson
Reflexive Pronouns - Lesson * Exercise
Indefinite Pronouns - Lesson * Exercise
Collective Nouns & Pronouns - Lesson * Exercise
Pronoun Review Quizzes - Quiz 1 * Quiz 2

Punctuation - Explanation * Exercise

Question Formation - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

Questions - Embedded or Indirect
Explanation
This is an explanation only. A
t the bottom of the page, it says "Click below for exercises using indirect questions."
However, there don't seem to be any exercises for embedded questions there. Instead, try the following exercises.

Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

Questions - Tag Questions - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

Reflexives - Explanation * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Link to lots of reflexive exercises *

Remember vs. Remind - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

Reported Speech
Explanation: reported statements
Explanation: tense changes
Explanation: reported questions
Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

Say vs. Tell - Explanation & Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

Sentence errors (run-on sentences; sentence fragments; comma splices) - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2

Short Responses (So do I / We don't either)
- Explanation 1 * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

So vs. Such - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

Some vs. Any - Explanation & links to exercises 1 * Explanation & Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * Exercise 5 * Exercise 6

Somebody, Anybody, Nobody, etc. / Something, Anything, Everything, Nothing, etc.
Explanation * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4 * More exercises

Subject-Verb Agreement - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

Tell vs. Say - Explanation & Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

This, That, These, Those - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3 * Exercise 4

To vs. For - Exercise 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

Verb Forms - present; simple past; past participle - Exercise

Verbs with Prepositions - Exercise

When / While / During / For - Explanation & Exercise 1 * Explanation & Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

Whom, Whose, Who's - Lesson 1 * Exercise 2 * Exercise 3

 

Grammar in Writing

Marking Symbols - Your writing will be marked with certain symbols to allow you to try to understand and correct your errors. After correcting your mistakes, hand your homework back in for extra points in your participation mark. Before you hand your writing in, take a look at the Grammar Check List - many common errors can be corrected when you edit your work.

General Writing - this site has tons of information regarding the writing process, academic writing, research & citation, common writing assignments, punctuation, professional, technical writing, plagiarism, spelling, grammar, etc.

Spelling - For an explanation of general spelling rules, check out this website. SPELLING RULES

Parts of Speech - You need to be familiar with the different parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, etc.) in order to correct your mistakes and expand your working vocabulary. To learn these terms, check out the following links:
Explanation 1
* Explanation 2 * Explanation 3 * Explanation 4 * Explanation 5 * Exercise 1 * Exercise 2

Common Affixes - By learning the common affixes, you will be able to expand your working vocabulary in English
Exercise * Affixes Game this game takes a while to load, but is useful and fun nonetheless

Transitions - Practise using transitions (whereas, however, unless, nonetheless, therefore, etc.) with these 14 different exercises.
Exercise 1
Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Exercise 5 Exercise 6 Exercise 7 Exercise 8 Exercise 9 Exercise 10 Exercise 11 Exercise 12 Exercise 13 Exercise 14

Grammar Check List - Check your writing for careless errors before handing it in.

 

 

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