Applied Grammar Course

Course Syllabus

Unit 1: Nouns

Lesson 1: Possessive 's'

Lesson 2: Nouns that are always plural 

Lesson 6: Collective nouns with singular or plural verbs 


Unit 2: Pronouns

Lesson 1: Who, which, what, whom, whose (Interrogative) 

Lesson 2: Who, which, that, what, whom, whose (Relative) 

Lesson 3: One and ones 

Lesson 4: someone / anyone / everyone / no one / none 

Lesson 5: somebody / anybody / everybody / nobody 

Lesson 6: something / anything / everything / nothing 

Lesson 7: somewhere / anywhere / everywhere / nowhere  (adverb) 

Lesson 8: Nothing or anything? 

Lesson 9: Nobody or anybody? 

Lesson 10: Nowhere or anywhere? 

Lesson 11: Everything or nothing? 

Lesson 12: Everybody or nobody? 

Lesson 13: Everywhere or nowhere? 

Lesson 14: Pronoun or determiner? 


Unit 3: Adjectives

Lesson 1: Compound adjectives 

Lesson 2: Form of positive (as……as/ so…..as)  

Lesson 3: Form the comparative (than any other/ than most other)

Lesson 4: Comparatives: using a clause after than

Lesson 5: Superlatives (the Longest, the most enjoyable etc.) 

Lesson 6: Form the superlative (the + superlative/ one of the + superlative)

Lesson 7: Superlative with or without 'the' 


Unit 4: Verbs

Lesson 1: Modal Verbs 

Lesson 2: Forms of Verbs

Lesson 3: Transitive & Intransitive Verbs

Lesson 4: Finite & Nonfinite Verbs

Lesson 5: Nonfinite Verbs: Infinitive, Participle & Gerund

Lesson 6: Infinitives-Bare, Full & Split Infinitives

Lesson 7: Participles-Present & Past Participles 

Lesson 8: Gerund & Noun Infinitives 


Unit 5: Adverbs

Lesson 1: Position of adverbs 

Lesson 2: Mid position 

Lesson 3: Rather than and would rather

Lesson 4: Adjective or adverb 


Unit 6: Prepositions

Lesson 1: Prepositions with verbs of movement 

Lesson 2: Prepositions after adjectives 

Lesson 3: Prepositions after verbs 

Lesson 4: Prepositions after nouns 

Lesson 5: As and like

Lesson 6: By and with to explain how we do something 

Lesson 7: For to show purpose 

Lesson 8: At or in with buildings 

Lesson 9: On time or in time

Lesson 10: At the end or in the end

Lesson 11: 'On the way' and 'in the way' 


Unit 7: Conjunctions 

Lesson 1: Unless / As Long as / Provided

Lesson 2: For / during / while 

Lesson 3: Till / until 

Lesson 4: Co-ordinating Conjunctions

Lesson 5: Sub-ordinating Conjunctions

Lesson 6: Co-relative Conjunctions

Lesson 7: Both----and, not only----but also, neither----nor, either----or 


Unit 8: Adjectives & Adverbs

Lesson 1: Quite, pretty, rather and fairly 

Lesson 2: Easily confused adverbs and adjectives (Late / lately / hard / hardly) 

Lesson 3: Well or good?

Lesson 4: Word order with 'quite' and 'enough'


Unit 9: Present Simple

Lesson 1: Present simple uses: for the present 

Lesson 2: Present simple use: for the future

Lesson 3: Present simple use: for the past

Lesson 4: Present simple with do for emphasis 


Unit 10: Present Continuous

Lesson 1: Present continuous use: events in progress

Lesson 2: Present continuous for habits in the present 

Lesson 3: Present continuous use: for the future 

Lesson 4: Present simple or present continuous: Events in progress or habits?

Lesson 5: Stative verbs 

Lesson 6: Present continuous or present simple? Stative or dynamic verbs?

Lesson 7: Present continuous & present simple for future

Lesson 8: Verb + ing spelling Rules


Unit 11: Present perfect

Lesson 1: Present perfect use with just, already, and yet

Lesson 2: Present perfect questions with how long

Lesson 3: Present perfect for life experience (with 'ever' and 'never')

Lesson 4: Present perfect question to ask about visiting places  (Have you ever…..?)

Lesson 5: Present perfect use: been or gone? 

Lesson 6: Present perfect use for how long with for and since

Lesson 7: Present perfect with yet and already

Lesson 8: Present perfect with just

Lesson 9: Past participle spelling changes 


Unit 12: Present perfect continuous

Lesson 1: Present perfect continuous forms: positive, negative & question

Lesson 2: Present perfect continuous with for and since 


Unit 13: Past Simple

Lesson 1: Past simple spelling rules 

Lesson 2: Past simple basic use 

Lesson 3: Past simple for past habits and states 

Lesson 4: Unreal past simple

Lesson 5: Past simple with modal verbs

Lesson 6: Future in the past

Lesson 7: Present perfect or Past simple

Lesson 8: Present perfect or past simple: for, since & ago


Unit 14: Past continuous and future in the past

Lesson 1: Past continuous with while and when 

Lesson 2: Past continuous or past simple

Lesson 3: Future in the past with was / were going to


Unit 15: Past perfect 

Lesson 1: Past perfect forms: positive, negative & question

Lesson 2: Past perfect with after and before 


Unit 16: Past perfect continuous

Lesson 1: Past perfect continuous forms 

Lesson 2: Past perfect continuous for time up to then 

Lesson 3: Past perfect simple or past perfect continuous? 


Unit 17: Simple Future

Lesson 1: Simple Future use: prediction 

Lesson 2: Simple Future use: decisions at the moment of speaking

Lesson 3: Simple Future use: offers, requests, refusals, promises

Lesson 4: Be Going: Use plans,  intentions and Predictions 

Lesson 5: 'Shall/ will' or 'going to'? 


Unit 18: Future continuous 

Lesson 1: Future continuous forms 

Lesson 2: Future continuous for things in progress at a point 


Unit 19: Future Perfect 

Lesson 1: Future prefect simple form 

Lesson 2: Future perfect for something complete before a point in the future


Unit 20: Future perfect continuous

Lesson 1: Future perfect continuous form 

Lesson 2: Future perfect continuous for a time up to a point in the future 


Unit 21: Tag Questions 

Lesson 1: Question tags

Lesson 2: Question tags of sentences with auxiliary verbs

Lesson 3: Question tags of sentences without auxiliary verbs

Lesson 4: Question Tags of Imperative Sentences 

Lesson 5: Question Tags of Exclamatory Sentences 

Lesson 6: Question tags with shall, will, can and am

Lesson 7: Question tags with unisex they 


Unit 22: Negatives

Lesson 1: Negative with not

Lesson 2: Negative with no, none, nobody, nothing

Lesson 3: Negative with neither…..nor, not only……but also, no sooner……than

Lesson 4: Negative with nor

Lesson 5: Negative questions


Unit 23: Verb Patterns

Lesson 1: S + vt + noun/ pronoun (D O) + gerund 

Lesson 2: S + vt + noun/ pronoun (D O) + that-clause 

Lesson 3: S + vt + noun/ pronoun (I O) + (D O) (two objects)

Lesson 4: S + vt + noun/ pronoun (D O) + to/ for + NP

Lesson 5: S + vt + noun/ pronoun (D O) + to-infinitive 

Lesson 6: S + vt + noun/ pronoun (D O) + Present Participle 

Lesson 7: S + vt + noun/ pronoun (D O) + Adverbial phrase 

Lesson 8: S + vt + noun/ pronoun (D O) + Adjective 

Lesson 9: S + vt + noun/ pronoun + noun/ pronoun (object complement) 

Lesson 10: S + have/ get + noun/ pronoun + infinitive

Lesson 11: S + have/ get + noun/ pronoun + past participle 

Lesson 12: S + vt + noun/ pronoun (D O) + (to be) + adjective/ noun  

Lesson 13: S + v + infinitive without to


Unit 24: Determiners

Lesson 1: Some or some of? 

Lesson 2: Any or any of? 

Lesson 3: Most or most of? 

Lesson 4: A little or a little of? 

Lesson 5: A few or a few of? 

Lesson 6: 'Little' and 'few' to show that we don't have enough 

Lesson 7: Much or much of? 

Lesson 8: Many or many of? 

Lesson 9: Not any, no, none 

Lesson 10: Every or each?

Lesson 11: All or all of? 

Lesson 12: a, an & the (Articles) 

Lesson 10: Some and any 

Lesson 14: A little or a few

Lesson 15: Much or many

Lesson 16: A lot of  and lots of 

Lesson 17: A lot or a lot of? 


Unit 25: The passive

Lesson 1: Mixed passive forms (will, past continuous, present perfect, past perfect) 

Lesson 2: Passive infinitive introduction (with going to / have to / need to) 

Lesson 3: The get passive 

Lesson 4: The passive with 'by' in a relative clause 

Lesson 5: The passive with verbs that take two objects 

Lesson 6: The causative with 'have' and 'get' 

Lesson 7: Quasi-passive  


Unit 26: Articles 

Lesson 1: The and no article for specific and general- difficult cases 

Lesson 2: The' in comparative structures (the bigger, the better)

Lesson 3: The and no article for places in a city 

Lesson 4: Articles with institutions (church / school / university / hospital) 


Unit 27: Dummy Subjects

Lesson 1: There as a dummy subject

Lesson 2: There is and there are 

Lesson 3: It as a dummy subject


Unit 28: Reported speech

Lesson 1: Reporting verbs with questions 

Lesson 2: Reporting verbs with 'to + infinitive' or gerund 

Lesson 3: Reported yes/ no questions with ask

Lesson 4: Reported wh-questions with ask

Lesson 5: Reported requests with ask

Lesson 6: Reported orders with tell

Lesson 7: Time expressions in reported speech 


Unit 29: Conditionals

Lesson 1: Words instead of 'if' 

Lesson 2: 'In case' 

Lesson 3: 'Provided that' and 'as long as'

Lesson 4: Unless 

Lesson 5: If and unless

Lesson 6: If not and if so 


Unit 30: Modal Verbs

Lesson 1: 'Would like' for politeness

Lesson 2: Must and have to for obligation 

Lesson 3: Mustn't and don't have to

Lesson 4: Must for recommendations and offers 

Lesson 5: 'Must have' and 'might have' for logical necessity in the past 

Lesson 6: May and might for weak possibility 

Lesson 7: Be supposed to

Lesson 8: Used to + infinitive 

Lesson 9: Be / get used to 

Lesson 10: Had better / It's time ... 


Unit 31: Relative clauses

Lesson 1: Relative clauses introduction 

Lesson 2: Relative clauses with the pronoun as subject or object 

Lesson 3: Dropping the relative pronoun

Lesson 4: Who or whom in a relative clause

Lesson 5: Whose in relative clauses

Lesson 6: Which in relative clauses

Lesson 7: What in relative clauses

Lesson 8: That in relative clauses

Lesson 9: When/ Where/ Why/ How in relative clauses