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Grammar for Intermediate Level English Learners

English grammar learning for intermediate level learners includes English grammar explainations for basic grammar such as tenses, preposition use, adjectives and adverbs and more.
  1. Intermediate Level Verb Structures (46)
  2. Common Mistakes in English (28)
  3. Prepositions for Intermediate (25)
  4. Intermediate Level Modals (7)
  5. Intermediate Conditionals (6)
  6. Intermediate Adjectives and Adverbs (13)

Expressing Quantity
This guide to expressing quantity in English focuses on common expressions used to express large quantities for both countable and uncountable nouns.

English Gerund
What is the Gerund? It's the verb + ing and is also often referred to as the 'ing' form. This guide to the gerund will help you understand when to use the form and which verbs to combine with the English gerund.

Adverb Placement in English
Guide to how to adverb placement in English for English language learners and classes.

'Such' and 'So'
This guide to the differences between usage in so and such to provide reasons for doing something for English learners.

Modals - Can / Be Able To
Guide to the correct usage of the modal verbs can and be able to for ESL EFL English students and classes

Possessive Nouns and Possessive Adjectives
Review and guide to possessive forms including possessive nouns, possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns for lower level English learners and classes.

Guide to Expressions of Quantity
Expressions of quantity depend on whether a noun is countable or uncountable. These resources provide explanations, quizzes and lesson plans to help English learners in ESL / EFL classes improve their understanding of correct expressions of quantity usage.

English for Information Technology
Overview of information technology jobs and requirements related to English usage for specific tasks in information technology jobs for computer specialists.

Focus on the Verb - 'Use'
An in-depth guide to the various uses of the verb 'use' to express habit, and ability to cope with a given situation.

Guide to Expressions of Quantity
Guide to the most common expressions of quantity with examples of both count and noncount nouns.

Expressing Quantity
How to Express Quantity in English for Beginners including an explanation of few, little, much and many with follow up quiz.

Guide to the Comparative Form and Superlative Form
Guide to learning the comparative and superlative forms for students and teachers. This guide includes a brief description, links to detailed explanations, quizzes, free lesson plans, related activities and worksheets.

Telling Stories - Sequencing Your Ideas
One of the most important ways to link ideas is to sequence them. Sequencing refers to the order in which events happened.

English Tip of the Day
Each day receive a new English use tip with sentence examples. There is also a Quiz of the Day and Worksheet of the Day. The English level, quiz and worksheet start off easy at an intermediate level. As the months go by, you'll improve your level to advanced English usage.

Capitalization Rules
Here is a detailed guide to capitalization rules especially created for ESL students. Each rule contains a number of examples.

Indirect Questions
Guide to forming indirect questions for ESL learners and classes with example situations and questions.

Inversion
Guide to inversion and the various forms used for inverted sentences such as the negatives never, scarcely, only after, little, etc.

English Contractions
List of English contractions with full verb and example sentences for ESL students.

Intermediate English Grammar Review Quiz
This quiz provides questions that cover each of the most important Grammar points that intermediate level English students need to know. Correct answers are provided after each question and a total score is given with feedback at the end of the test.

Lower Intermediate English Grammar Review Quiz
This quiz provides questions that cover each of the most important Grammar points that lower-intermediate level English students need to know. Correct answers are provided after each question and a total score is given with feedback at the end of the test.

Adding Emphasis in English - Cleft Sentences, Inversion and More
This article provides an explanation of a number of forms used to emphasize statements when expressing opinions, disagreeing, making strong suggestions, expressing annoyance, etc.

Back to School Intermediate Level Resources
Getting ready to go back to school as a student or teacher can be as simple as reviewing what you've studied or taught, or as difficult as learning new skills to prepare you for a new class. This guide to back to school resources at the site for beginning, intermediate, advanced level and teachers will help you prepare for the new school year.

Basic English Punctuation Rules
This guide provides instruction on the basic rules of using a period, comma, colon, semicolon, question mark and exclamation point. It is intended for intermediate to advanced level ESL EFL English classes.

Comparative and Superlative Forms
Quiz Review of comparative and superlative forms.

Contractions
When we use contractions (He's, We've etc.) in English including when to use contractions in written English.

Countable or Uncountable?
Check your understanding of whether a noun is countable or uncountable with this quiz.

Definite and Indefinite Article English Grammar Review Quiz
Take this 30 question quiz and try to beat the clock!

Direct Speech Quiz - 1
Check your understanding of the use of direct speech with this (difficult) quiz asking for transformations from direct to indirect speech.

Direct Speech Quiz - 2
Check your understanding of the use of direct speech with this (difficult) quiz asking for transformations from direct to indirect speech.

Discourse Markers
Formal English is more difficult than informal English. Furthermore, ideas need to flow logically from one another. This is an example of two sentences connected by a discourse marker. Use this guide to help you or your students express their ideas well.

Do or Make Explained
Do or Make? One of the most common problems for beginners and intermediate learners. They both have similar meanings, but there are differences. Here is a review sheet explaining the difference between the two verbs, providing key collocations and followed up by a quiz testing your knowledge.

English Article Useage Quiz #1
Quiz focusing on article useage in English. Choose a, an, the or nothing to complete the gaps.

English Article Useage Quiz #2
Quiz focusing on article useage in English. Choose a, an, the or nothing to complete the gaps.

English Grammar Workbooks
Top grammar workbook recommendations for English as a Second Language students and teachers. These grammar workbooks are used in both the UK and the United States for classes and self-study from beginning to advanced levels.

Free E-mail Course: Intensive Grammar Workshop
If you would like to brush-up your English grammar knowledge, review outside of class or increase your English grammar skills this is the course for you. The course provides extensive instruction and practice taking learners from an intermediate level to an advanced level of English grammar.

Gerund Or Infinitive Learning Tool
Not sure whether the verb takes the '-ing' form or the infinitive? Use this great interactive tool to check which form is appropriate.

Grammar Review Match-Up Game
Match-Up! is a grammar review game that helps students review basic sentence structure and match these structures to grammar concepts / structures / forms they have studied throughout the year.

Grammar Terminology
This feature presents an extract with a follow-up guide giving examples of the most important grammar terminology. By quickly reviewing this reference sheet, you can quickly brush-up your or your class' understanding of key grammar terminology, while at the same time reviewing some basic grammar concepts.

How to Improve Your English
This "how to" focuses on the basic goal of everything that this site deals with... A basic strategy guide to improving your English.

How to Take a Test
Helpful guide to understanding "how" to take a test, as knowing English well is not the only thing necessary to do well on a test.

Intermediate Learning Maze
Use this maze to test your knowledge of English while having fun.

Intermediate Practice Test
Great review exercise based on a wide variety of learning points appropriate to the intermediate level.

Like - Various Uses of 'Like'
'Like' is used in various forms for VERY different questions. Check your understanding of the usage of 'like' with this quiz.

Personal Pronouns, Adjectives, Reflexive Forms: Quiz 2
Cloze quiz focusing on personal pronouns, posessive adjectives, possessive pronouns and reflexive forms.

Plural Forms
How to form plurals in English including a number of exceptions.

Prepositional Phrase Reference Sheet
Improve your knowledge of some of the most important and common combinations of prepositions used in English. Here is a reference sheet of some of the most common prepositional phrases arranged by preposition.

Present Continuous (Progressive) Tense
What are you doing right now? You are reading this page. Learn how to use the present continuous. For more advanced beginning level students.

Quantifiers - much, many, some, few, etc.
Various quantifiers are used based on whether the noun is countable or uncountable, sentence position and negative, positive, or question form. Check your understanding of quantifiers with this quiz.

Recommended Books for Intermediate English Learners
Recommendations for every intermediate level English learner including course book, grammar books, exercise book, dictionary and appropriate software.

Subordinate clauses - concessive, time, place, reason clauses
Explanation with examples of four important subordinate clauses - concessive, time, place and reason clauses.

Visual Guide to Prepositions of Place
Take note of where Bob is in relationship to the objects in the pictures to help improve your understanding of prepositions of place.

What are pronouns?
Here is a guide to the four basic types of pronouns: subject, object, possessive and demonstrative. This overview provides a simple introduction for beginners or a quick review for other level students.

Indirect Objects
Explanation of indirect objects especially written for English as a Second Language or Foreign Language learners. A variety of direct object types are explained and examples are included to illustrate.

Direct Objects
Explanation of direct objects especially written for English as a Second Language or Foreign Language learners. A variety of direct object types are explained and examples are included to illustrate.

Exceptions to the Rule
Discussion of the exceptions to the rule when using do and did in the positive to disagree or stress information for English learners.

Asking Polite Questions
Using three question forms to form questions in English with special attention to asking polite questions.

Possessive Nouns
Structure and usage of possessive noun forms including a discussion of apostrophe placement and difficulties in singular and plural possessive noun apostrophe placement.

Participles
Participles are used in tenses and for other purposes. This discussion of the various uses of the present and past participles describes each type and its uses.

Connecting Language
Connecting language includes words and phrases that help connect ideas, subjects and objects within sentences as well as between sentences. This quick guide to connecting language focuses on coordinating conjunctions, correlative conjunctions and relative pronouns.

Noun Clause
Noun clauses are used in dependent clauses in English. They are used as subjects or objects, and are often used in indirect questions beginning with phrases such as 'Do you know ...' and 'I'm not sure ...'. This guide to noun clauses explains the use of these clauses with multiple examples provided.

What are Adjectives?
Adjectives are a part of speech which describes or modifies a noun. Many adjectives are identified with other grammar terms, but there are nine distinct types of adjectives. Each adjective type is explained with examples and pointers to usage.

I Wish I Had
I Wish I Had expresses a wish about a present moment and is a common phrase similar to the conditional form. This guide to this form explains how to use it to express wishes.

Would Rather
Would rather is used to state a preference and can be a little confusing. This guide to the form provides examples of structure and usage of would rather with than, as well as when expressing a desire for someone to do something.explanations.

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