Basic English Grammar Course

This course is for those who want to learn advanced level grammar. This course will familiarise you with the basics of English grammar. 

Course Syllabus

1. Parts of speech 

  • What is a part of speech? 
  • 8 Kinds of parts of speech. 

2. Nouns

  • What is a Noun? 
  • Positions and Functions of Nouns
  • Kinds of Nouns
  • Common and proper nouns
  • Collective nouns
  • Material nouns
  • Abstract nouns
  • Possessive nouns
  • Gerund


3. Nouns-Number

  • Singular Nouns
  • Plural nouns
  • Irregular plurals
  • Nouns used only in the singular or the plural
  • Countable and uncountable nouns 


4. Nouns-Gender

  • Masculine
  • Feminine
  • Common
  • Neuter gender


6. Pronouns

  • What is a Pronoun? 
  • Kinds of pronouns
  • Personal pronouns
  • Reflexive pronouns
  • Intensive Pronouns
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Interrogative pronouns
  • Relative pronouns
  • Demonstrative pronouns
  • Distributive pronouns
  • Reciprocal pronouns
  • Indefinite pronouns
  • Subject-verb agreement with indefinite pronouns
  • Usage of distributive and indefinite pronouns


7. Adjectives

  • What is an Adjective? 
  • Kinds of Adjectives
  • Color, Size, Shape, Taste, Physical Condition, and Mental Condition Adjectives
  • Adjectives of quality
  • Adjectives of number
  • Adjectives of quantity
  • Demonstrative Adjectives
  • Possessive Adjectives 


8. Determiners

  • Articles: a, an, & the
  • Possessive: my, our, your, his, her, its, & their
  • Demonstrative: this, that, these, & those; some, much, many
  • Numerals: one, two, three,……(Cardinal Number) & first, second, third,………….(Ordinal Number)
  • Quantifiers (Quantity words): many, much, some, a few, a little

9. Articles

  • A, An & The


11. Forming Adjectives

  • Forming adjectives from nouns
  • Forming adjectives from verbs


12. Verbs

  • What is a Verb? 
  • Kinds of Verbs
  • Lexical, Auxiliary Verbs and Modal Verbs
  • Regular & Irregular Verbs
  • Action & State Verbs
  • Linking & Copular Verbs
  • Transitive & Intransitive
  • Finite & Non-finite


13. Be, Do, & Have Verbs

  • Be, do & have as Auxiliary Verbs
  • Be, do & have as Main Verbs
  • Negatives, Contractions & Short Forms
  • There + be (present and past)


14. Modal Verbs

  • Primary Modals & Semi-modals
  • Contractions & Short Forms
  • Negative Forms.

16. Non-finite Verbs

  • Kinds of Non-finite Verbs
  • Infinitives: Full Infinitive, Bare Infinitive, & Split Infinitive
  • Participle: Present, Past, & Perfect Participle
  • Gerund


17. Adverbs

  • What is an Adverb? 
  • Position of Adverbs
  • Kinds of Adverbs
  • Adverbs: -ly Adverbs
  • Adverbs of time
  • Adverbs of place
  • Adverb of manner
  • Adverbs of frequency: always, usually, often, sometimes, seldom, hardly, never


10. Degree of Comparison 

  • Positive
  • Comparative
  • Superlative


18. Prepositions 

  • What is a Preposition? 
  • Types of Prepositions
  • Prepositions of Place: at, on & in
  • Prepositions of Time: at, on & in
  • Basic prepositions (on, in, at, upon, behind, above, by, from, for, to, beside)
  • Prepositions as appropriate
  • Single Preposition
  • Double Preposition
  • Phrase Preposition
  •  Prepositional Phrase


19. Conjunctions

  • What is a Conjunction? 
  • Conjunctions, Linking Words, & Sentence connectors
  • Kinds of Conjunctions: Coordinating, Sub-ordinating, & Correlative conjunctions
  • Subject-verb agreement with correlative conjunctions
  • Using coordinating conjunctions to form compound sentences
  • Relative Pronouns & Relative Adverbs. 
  • Cohesive devices: hence, therefore, so, however, in spite of, instead of, first, second, third, next, finally, etc.
  • Linking words: and, but, yet, so, firstly, secondly, etc. however, hence, therefore, by the way, any way, as well as, etc. 


20. Interjections 

  • What is an Interjection? 


21. Sentence

  • What is a Sentence? 
  • Subject and predicate
  • Object & Complement


22. Kinds of Sentences according to Function

  • Kinds of Sentences according to Function
  • Assertive sentence
  • Interrogative sentence 
  • Imperative sentence
  • Exclamatory sentence
  • Optative sentence
  • Affirmative & Negative Sentences. 


23. Phrases and Clauses

  • What is a Phrase? 
  • What is a Clause? 
  • Difference between phrases and clauses


24. Phrases

  • Kinds of Phrases
  • Noun phrase
  • Adjective phrase
  • Adverbial Phrase
  • Prepositional Phrase 

25. Clauses

  • Kinds of Clauses
  • Main Clause & Sub-ordinate

26. Kinds of Sub-ordinate or Dependent Clause

  • Noun Clause
  • Adjective Clause
  • Adverbial Clause

27. Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences: Difference


28. Kinds of Sentences According to Structure

  • Simple Sentences
  • Complex Sentences
  • Compound Sentences


29. Time, Tense, & Aspect


30. The Simple Tenses

  • The simple present-form and uses
  • The simple past-form and uses
  • The simple future-form and uses


31. The Continuous Tenses

  • The present continuous-form and uses
  • The past continuous-form and uses
  • The future continuous-form and uses
  • Future with shall and will
  • Future with going to +verb
  • Present continuous for indicating future 

32. The Perfect Tenses

  • Present Perfect
  • Past Perfect
  • Future Perfect


33. The Perfect Continuous Tenses

  • Present Perfect Continuous
  • Past Perfect Continuous
  • Future Perfect Continuous


34. Conditionals 

  • 1st Conditionals
  • 2nd Conditionals
  • 3rd Conditionals


35. Punctuation Marks & Capital Letters