Advanced English Grammar

 

 

Learning English Grammar


 

Learning English grammar -- for many students -- can be a long, boring process of never ending exercises with rules that always seem to have some kinf of an exception.

After all, it's "I" before "E" except after "C" right?

Well, what about words like species, or science, or ancient?

Someone must have forgotten to tell them the rules, eh?

Yes, grammar is filled with rules and those rules often have exceptions but one question does remain...

What is the easiest (or best) way to learn English grammar?

I'm smiling right now because... you don't seriously expect me to answer that question, do you?

If there's one thing experience has taught me, it's that students aren't generic and that learners of the English Language learn in different ways, and at different speeds. That said, I will tell you some good news, though, and that is English grammar is learnable and this site exists to help you learn it.

Here you'll find explanations of theory and practical grammar exercises throughout the site. I'll do my best to make the explantions of English grammar as plain as possible while using a little humor now and then to keep the grammar exercises fresh. 

For instance, we can get started by answering the following question.


What is English Grammar? 

The short answer is that it's a set, or body, of rules that is used to determine the construction of the English Language. Much more could be said about it but, frankly, it's not necessary. After all, you don't need to know the intricate details of the INTERNET in order to use it properly, do you?

Likewise, English grammar.

You could say that grammar is the combination, or synthesis, of the building blocks of language. Things like syntax, phrases, clauses, and sentences -- made up of words -- are all part of English grammar.

There are many variations of the English language including dialects with specific grammar rules governing their use. We'll mostly be dealing with what is known as Standard English although we'll be pointing out differences between British and American English as well. 

What's Standard English? Simply put it's the type of speech found in public education, broadcasting,  entertainment, government, and Network news reporting.

Let's keep in mind that whether you are here to brush up, or otherwise improve your knowledge and learn English grammar, then you should get started by clicking on English grammar. 

You'll go to the home page where you'll have hundreds of pages of specific information to choose from.