How to use tenses

Being clear about the differences between past, present and future will help you avoid mistakes. Learn how to use tenses with BBC Bitesize KS3 English.

How to write a complex sentence

Sometimes you may want to flesh out a short sentence, in order to add more detail or meaning. Learn how to write complex sentences with BBC Bitesize KS3 English.

How to link ideas in sentences

Conjunctions can link two ideas, contrast them or show cause and effect. Learn how to link ideas in writing with BBC Bitesize KS3 English.

Past v present tense

Have a look at how to use the present tense when constructing your sentences.

How to use the passive voice to sound more objective

Find out how and when to use the passive voice in your writing.

How to punctuate independent clauses

An article featuring advice and guidance on how to use commas to punctuate sentences.

Modal verbs

Find out how to use modal verbs in this KS3 guide.

How to use subordinating conjunctions

Find out what subordinating conjunctions are and how to use them in this KS3 guide.

What is an adjective?

Check out this guide to learn more about how adjectives help both partially and fully sighted individuals 'see' more of the world around them.

What is a noun?

Discover what a noun is in this step-by-step from KS3 English.

What is a verb?

Learn about verbs in this KS3 guide.

Can language exist without grammar?

Find out if language can exist without grammar.