Click on the link below to review and practice the -ed endings. Included are explanations and examples of the three possible "ed" ending pronunciations (t, d, id).
Free online pronouncing "ed" endings lessons and exercises.
Also, be sure to check out the video below which will help you review the three endings.
[The excerpt below is taken from towson.edu. It was written by Margaret L. Benner. To read more about the topic, click the link at the bottom.]
Although you are probably already familiar with basic subject-verb agreement, this chapter begins with a quick review of basic agreement rules.
Subjects and verbs must AGREE with one another in number (singular or plural). Thus, if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular; if a subject is plural, its verb must also be plural.
In the present tense, nouns and verbs form plurals in opposite ways: nouns ADD an s to the singular form; verbs REMOVE the s from the singular form.
To read more and to practice, click on the link below:
SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT
"The simple past is a verb tense that is used to talk about things that happened or existed before now. Imagine someone asks what your brother Wolfgang did while he was in town last weekend.
To read more about the Past Tense, how to formulate it, how to make it negative, and how to make a question, click here.
To practice the past tense, click on the following:
Past Tense Practice 1
Past Tense Practice 2
Past Tense Practice 3
[The excerpt below is taken from partsofspeech.org]
Part of Speech Overview
In the English language, words can be considered as the smallest elements that have distinctive meanings. Based on their use and functions, words are categorized into several types or parts of speech. This article will offer definitions and examples for the 8 major parts of speech in English grammar: noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, conjunction,
preposition, and interjection.
To read about each of the 8 parts of speech, click this link: partsofspeech.org
Or, click here
Here are some great exercises that you can use to practice identifying parts of speech.
What does an adjective modify? How about an adverb? Can you tell the difference between the two?
Remember, an adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun while an adverb modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Most often an adverb has the -ly ending. But not always. Words like very, too, never, not, here, and there are common adverbs.
To read more about adjectives click here
To see a list of common adverbs and the questions they answer click here.
To practice identifying adverbs and adjectives, click on the links below:
Adverb vs. Adjective Practice 1
Adverb vs. Adjective Practice 2
Adverb vs. Adjective Practice 3
I know that your mind is most likely on other things right now, things like viruses, your job, your family, etc. However, from time to time you might want to take a break from all the worry and anxiety of the moment. If you find yourself feeling that way, then perhaps you might want to take a few minutes and practice your listening skills. One of the better websites to use for this is Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab. On this site, there are many listening activities to explore, and you can practice according to your level: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.
To explore this website, click on the image below.
Have you wondered exactly what the coronavirus is and how it effects the body? Below is a video explaining more about this fast-spreading virus in English.
If you would like to complete some activities related to this video, click on the link below:
With schools closed down most everywhere due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the opportunity to continue learning English face-to-face in a classroom is not possible. However, that does not mean that your learning has to stop completely. There are many things that you can still do to practice your English skills. One of those ways is to use some of the many free apps that are available for download on your cellphone. Some of these include: Hello English, Duolingo, Lingbe, Memrise, busuu, Awabe, Learn English Daily, Beelinguapp, Hello Talk, and English Speaking Practice.
To learn about each of these apps, click HERE.
If any of you have ideas of some other apps that are helpful to learn and practice English, please use the contact tool on this page to let me know, and I will gladly share it with others.
[Excerpt below taken from Englishpage.com]
"The past continuous (also called past progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and past continuous exercises."
To read more about the Past Continuous Tense and to practice using this tense, click on the picture below.
What are modal verbs?
Modals (also called modal verbs, modal auxiliary verbs, modal auxiliaries) are special verbs which behave irregularly in English. They are different from normal verbs like "work, play, visit..." They give additional information about the function of the main verb that follows it. They have a great variety of communicative functions.
Here are some characteristics of modal verbs:
To read more about modals or to practice using modals, go to My English Pages.com
Here are some other links to practice exercises:
My name is Craig, and I've been teaching English for many years. I initially created this site for my students, but all English learners are welcome. I hope you find something helpful to you. Feel free to leave suggestions or ideas in the Comments section under any entry.