Basic Grammar and Writing
for Adult  ESL Learners
See grammar chart of simple present tense forms of BE with subject pronouns

Select the correct form of BE     #1 (affirmative)   #2 (negative)
#3 (some negative and some questions)

Type the correct form of BE   #1  #2  #3  #4  #5  #6
VERBS IN THE PRESENT TENSE
Use present and past tense forms of BE  #1   #2   #3
Use the simple present and present continuous tenses
correctly   
#1  #2  #3  #4                                                 
WRITING BASICS
Identify all parts of speech  #1   #2   #3   #4   #5
Use proper punctuation
Use proper capitalization
ARTICLES
Use the correct question word (interrogative) to
ask for information  
#1  #2
Study a and an
Use a or an  #1   #2
Use a, an, or nothing  #1   #2
Use a, an, the, or nothing  #1
Change nouns to plural form
#1   #2   #3   #4   #5   #6   #7   
Do crossword puzzles with irregular verbs   #1   #2   #3   #4
PARTS OF SPEECH
CONJUNCTIONS
forgot
said
NOUNS
went
PRONOUNS
Use object pronouns  #1   #2   #3   #4   #5   
#6 #7   #8   #9   #10   #11
Use subject and object pronouns  #1  #2
ADJECTIVES
Use possessive adjectives
 
#1  #2  #3  #4  #5  #6
Watch and listen to lessons on prepositions
of
time and location, then practice
PREPOSITIONS
Use prepositions of location to say where the
mouse is hiding
Study how to make yes/no questions in the past tense using did
Study how to make yes/no questions in the past tense with BE
Study how to make yes/no questions with BE
MAKING QUESTIONS
Use the proper conjunction #1   #2
.      ,      !      ?
animal (sing.)
animals (pl.)
she
him
I
me
the queen
run (v.)
happy (adj.)
flower (n.)
he (pron.)
and (conj.)
slowly (adv.)
under (prep.)
they
It will ring at 5:30.
It's on the table.
coffee or
tea?
you and me
small but
expensive
What?
See a list of irregular past tense verbs
Practice using irregular verbs in sentences   #1   #2   #3   #4  
Identify nouns in sentences
Quiz yourself on irregular forms   
"THERE IS" AND "THERE ARE"
Practice  using "there is" and "there are" in
sentences  
#1   #2   #3
Practice the 3rd person singular rule with many verbs
#1  #2 (affirmative)  #3  #4  #5 (some negative)  
#6  #7 (some questions)
took
Identify adjectives and adverbs
his remote control
bought
us
SENTENCE STRUCTURE
Future tense with will
Future tense with going to
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period     comma     exclamation   question
                               mark             mark
her ring
an elephant
a car
Examples of affirmative, negative, and
interrogative sentences in different tenses
Do matching games with irregular verbs   #1   #2   #3   #4
VERBS IN THE PAST TENSE
Practice putting words in the correct order   #1  #2  #3
Study the rules for spelling plural nouns
Learn all 8 parts of speech
Oh!  
(interj.)
Identify the simple subject and predicate in sentences
Learn contractions with a matching game
More practice with both
Practice commas
More practice using in, on, and at    #1   #2   
#3   #4
Make nouns possessive   
Practice questions and negative sentences in the past tense   #1   #2
Play a video game with prepositions
Use the correct present continuous tense forms    #1  #2  #3  
was        were
Learn when to use the simple present tense and when to use
the present continuous tense
I am
  they are
he likes
we like
     they don't like
We are going now.
Learn how to form present continuous verbs
Use the correct word order for questions  #1
      I like pizza.
I am eating some now.