Beginning Grammar


A. Be as a linking verb (am, is, are)

0. Pictures
1. Be as a linking verb

Positive and Negative Sentences
2. Am
3. Are
4. Is

5. Yes-No Questions: Am, Are
6. Yes-No Questions: Is

7. WH Question Words: What Where Who
8. WH Questions: Am, Are
9. WH Questions: Is, one
10. WH Questions: Is, two

B. Present Simple

11. Main Verbs

Positive and Negative Sentences
12. I, We, You, They + Verb-1
13. She, He, It + (Verb-1)-s

14. Yes-No Questions: Do
15. Yes-No Questions: Does

16. WH Questions: Do; I, We, You, They
17. WH Questions: Does; She, He, It

C. Reading Texts

18. School Day

A student talks about a normal day at school.

19. After School

What do you do after school? Another student describes his after school activities.

20. Workday

Do you work full-time, or part-time? Is your job a regular, nine to five schedule? What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

21. Weekends

Read about how one person spends his time after work.



Grammar is a set of rules on how a language functions. It shows how words can be arranged and changed so that people can communicate effectively.

No two languages operate in the same manner. For example Latin depends a lot on different forms of words. The Chinese language stresses the pitch in a speaker’s voice. English emphasizes the arrangement of words.

Most languages include these features and others.

Youngsters and Grammar

Babies actually begin learning the basic grammar of their mother tongue in their first year, unconsciously. By the time they are four or five, they have absorbed enough of it to communicate their thoughts.

When children start school, they have used grammar continually for several years. But students still study grammar to improve understanding of their language—and of other languages.


The grammar lessons on this site contain explanations and examples of usage on specific areas. These range from parts of speech to the future perfect continuous.

And at the end (or bottom) of each page is a set of exercises that involve questions and statements for viewers to answers and share their thoughts on.

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1. Grammar rules can be replicated in all languages. True or false?

2. Do preschool kids understand the grammar of their native language? How?


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