The English grammar reference
Think of the English grammar reference as a summary of all the most essential points of English grammar. It's similar to a grammar reference book.
The pages offer clear and concise presentations, and each page has exercises for you to check your understanding.
A few things to keep in mind:
- The grammar reference covers all the essential English grammar you need to communicate in most situations. But it doesn't cover every single grammar point.
- The grammar reference is organised by parts of speech (like an encyclopaedia), not as a grammar lesson. This means it's probably not a good idea to read it from beginning to end! Instead, look for a grammar point you'd like to know more about.
- If you have a question that isn't answered in the grammar explanation, read through the comments at the bottom of the page. Someone may have already asked your question, and you can read our expert team's answer. The comments contain lots of really useful information!
The grammar pages
In an English class, teachers carefully choose the grammar to teach in their lessons and give their students explanations and opportunities to practise using the grammar.
The A1-A2, B1-B2 and C1 grammar pages are written like mini English lessons:
- Test: do an exercise to see how much you know already. (Don't skip this!)
- Teach: read an explanation of the grammar point.
- Test: do another exercise to check your understanding of the grammar.
Just like the grammar reference, there's a lot of useful information in the comments that other learners and our expert team have written in responses. Read the comments to look for answers to your own questions and to learn more!
We hope you now have a clearer idea of how to use the different grammar resources available to you on LearnEnglish.