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Main Verbs, Auxiliary Verbs (Helping Verbs) and Compound Verbs. English sentences can have main verbs, auxiliary verbs (also called helping verbs) and compound verbs.

Main Verbs, Auxiliary Verbs (Helping Verbs) and Compound Verbs

Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses Let's go over each group. Auxiliary Verbs (also called "helping verbs") Auxiliary verbs are verbs that are used together with another verb (called the main verb of the sentence) to express the action or state. Main verb + auxiliary verb = complete idea.

Correct Grammar and the Proper Use of Homophones. What do homophones have to do with correct grammar?

Correct Grammar and the Proper Use of Homophones

Here we will discuss one of the biggest mistakes you can make when using English in speech or writing. Phonology in the English Language. Phonology is the study of the basic sounds and speech patterns of a language.

Phonology in the English Language

Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses The English language is full of words and sounds borrowed from other languages, giving it a mixture of sound patterns. Examples: Vowel sounds: There are only five vowels in the American English language. Aa Ee Ii Oo Uu Depending on the word and blend, these five vowels can make up about 21 unique sounds. Consonant sounds: There are 21 consonants in the American English language. Bb Cc Dd Ff Gg Hh Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn. Learn English Parts of Speech - Explanations, Examples and Exercises. There are eight different English parts of speech, but before we continue any further...

Learn English Parts of Speech - Explanations, Examples and Exercises

How to Improve Your Spelling, a Guide for Students. A Guide for Students If you want to know how to improve your spelling, read the suggestions right here.

How to Improve Your Spelling, a Guide for Students

Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses Even if you have good speaking, listening, and reading skills, or even good grammar, your written English can be badly affected by your spelling. Bad spelling can leave a bad impression on the person reading your work, so it's good to get it right.

(Just think about how you feel when you encounter spelling errors in a piece of writing...) In English sometimes the same groups of letters, such as ough, can have a number of different pronunciations. But there are some things you can do to help. English Spelling Rules. Here are some of the basic English spelling rules you should definitely know about.

English Spelling Rules

Learn English Parts of Speech - Explanations, Examples and Exercises. There are eight different English parts of speech, but before we continue any further...

Learn English Parts of Speech - Explanations, Examples and Exercises

Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses What is a Part of Speech? A part of speech is a group of words that are used in a certain way. For example, "run," "jump," and "be" are all used to describe actions/states. Therefore they belong to the VERBS group. In other words, all words in the English language are divided into eight different categories. The English parts of speech are: Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. Click here to learn the different parts of a sentence. Same Word – Several Parts of Speech In the English language many words are used in more than one way.

For example, in the sentence "I would like a drink" the word "drink" is a noun. Click here for video grammar lessons (including the Parts of Speech Made Simple Videos) Nouns. English Grammar Phrases. What are English grammar phrases?

English Grammar Phrases

In grammar, a phrase is a group of words without a finite verb. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses But what is a finite verb? When something is finite it means it has a clear limit. A finite verb is a verb that has a particular tense, person and number. Example: In the sentence "She has a dog," the verb has shows a tense (simple present), a person (third person) and a number (singular).So has is a finite verb. " A non-finite verb is a verb that does not have a particular tense, person and number. In the sentence "I like to sing," the verb to sing doesn't show a tense, person or number.So to sing is a non-finite verb.

" Easy English Grammar Explanations and Exercises. English grammar can be easy!

Easy English Grammar Explanations and Exercises

Read this for simple and easy English grammar explanations and exercises. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses What does GRAMMAR mean? Grammar is simply the way we combine words together so that other people can understand us. For example, if I want to say this: Then I should say: "She is drinking a bottle of water. " What happens if I say: "She is bottling a drink of water"? The listener can understand that she is doing this action: And this is not true! This is why grammar is important. English Verb Tenses. Sometimes English verb tenses seem complicated, don't they?

English Verb Tenses

But they don't have to be, not if you really understand them. English Spelling Rules. English Word Pronunciation: Improve that Accent! Why is English word pronunciation important? Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses Why is English word pronunciation important? Have you noticed that sometimes, even though you can speak English well, have a good vocabulary, and use grammar properly, something still does not sound natural? Or in other words, your foreign accent is just too obvious… This can also make understanding you more difficult for other people. This could be a common problem among English learners.

However, is it unchangeable? That depends on how hard-working you are in practicing the new sounds. Click Here for the American Accent Audio Course. What Makes an Accent? Accent seems so natural to us, that we sometimes forget what makes an accent. Basically, the way you pronounce each sound of the language affects your overall accent. For example, the sound of the letter R is pronounced differently by Spanish, German and English speakers. So do this tutorial! List of Lessons.

Present Progressive Rules.