Basic Grammar Reference
Check and improve your grammar with our basic grammar reference guide. On this page you'll find links to our basic grammar summary pages. Each basic grammar reference page covers a key grammar point with all the explanations and examples you need to become a grammar champion.
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- Question forms
- Present simple and present continuous
- Adverbs of frequency
- 'Have to' and 'must' for obligation
- Past simple
- Past simple and past continuous
- Articles (indefinite and definite articles)
- 'Going to' and present continuous to talk about the future
- Verb patterns with gerunds and infinitives
- Present perfect
- Present perfect with 'for' and 'since'
- Comparatives and superlatives
- 'Just', 'already' and 'yet' with the present perfect tense
- Defining relative clauses
- 'May', 'might' and 'could' for possibility
- 'Used to'
- Subject and object questions
- 'Too much', 'too many', 'enough', 'not enough', 'very'
- Mixed tenses
- Indirect questions
- Present and past passives
- First conditional
- Second conditional
- State verbs and action verbs
- Present perfect and past simple
- Question tags
- 'Will', 'going to', 'be likely to', 'might'
- 'Used to' and 'would'
- Present and past modals of ability
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