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List of Interactive Quizzes The quizzes with a magenta marble are also listed within the section or digital handout to which they apply. The twenty-one quizzes with a green marble and designated "Practice" have been adapted from the instructor's manual and other ancillary materials accompanying Sentence Sense: A Writer's Guide. Does grammar matter? - Andreea S. Calude Spoken language has been neglected and marginalized for much of our history on account of its perceived inferiority in comparison to written language. Written language was historically regarded as the language of the ‘learned,’ given that few people could read or write. It also had permanence (written records can be preserved for hundreds of years, and it is only recently that speech recordings became an achievable technology for most of us), and it was thought to be of a higher standard and quality (often summed up as having “better” or more “correct” grammar). You can read more about this biased view of written language over spoken language in the online book “The Written Language Bias” by Peter Linell. We all know that languages differ with respect to their grammar – we have all tried to learn another language only to be baffled not just by new vocabulary but also by the order and other quirks of how that language organizes its vocabulary – but what can and what does actually vary?
Irregular verbs straightforward #2 - Games to learn English As students reacted very positively to the first post on irregular verbs I am going to continue with teaching the irregular verbs in this way. Once again I am going to teach 24 irregular verbs with their past tense and past participle. The verbs are divided into two groups of 12 and there are separate worksheets and videos for teaching them. ADVERT: If you are a teacher you do not have to use all of the activities and worksheets below. Select an English topic from the 54 topics available You start English activities by choosing the topic you want to learn or revise. Our English topics are 10 pictures (Beginner topics) or 20 pictures (Intermediate topics) each with an accompanying written text and spoken English recording. To choose your level, use the button at the bottom of the red sign - click on INTERMEDIATE to switch to Intermediate topics, or, if you are viewing the Intermediate topics, click on BEGINNER to view the 10 picture beginner topics.
What Is a Dangling Modifier? A dangling modifier is a modifier that has nothing to modify. Remember, modifiers describe a word or make its meaning more specific. A dangling modifier is an error caused by failing to use the word that the modifier is meant to be describing. Here is an example of a dangling modifier (shaded): Having read your letter, my cat will stay indoors until the ducklings fly off. ESL Teacher Handouts, Grammar Worksheets and Printables Free English grammar and vocabulary worksheets and printable handouts, for English language and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and instructors to use in the classroom or other teaching environment. Get our ESL handouts newsfeed: Beginner English Handouts Adjectives and Adverbs
Mixed tenses exercises Mixed tenses exercises with answers In the worksheets below you can test your knowledge of English verb forms and also find out what you need to study and which verb tenses exercises you should do to improve your grammar. All the grammar worksheets are in pdf.