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Suhanto Kastaredja
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kastaredjasuhanto@yahoo.com

Staf Pengajar Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
FKIP – Uniersitas Adi Buana Surabaya

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English Grammar Guide
If English vocabulary is the bricks of the language, then grammar is the mortar that hold those
bricks together. Without mortar the bricks can come tumbling down! A lack of a basic
knowledge of grammar can cause embarrassing misunderstandings.
That said, we believe that when you begin to learn English, speaking and building up your
vocabulary is more important than worrying about correct grammar. However, as you progress
you need to incorporate more grammar into your learning programme. At an advanced level you
might want to think more about the correct use of the English language.
There is a common impression that learning English grammar is painful, but it is a lot easier than
many other languages. Of course, English is more than just memorizing grammar rules, the
grammar must be incorporated into your everyday use of the language. Theory and practice
should always go hand in hand. Grammar matters.
These pages are under continual development. If there is anything you would like to see
included, or you spot anything that needs changing, please let us know.
How to use this guide to English grammar
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Adjectives -
Comparative -
Order -
Possessive -
Superlative -
Used to -
Common Adjectives -
Personality Adjectives -
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Adverbials -
Adverbs -
Degree -
Duration -
Frequency -
Manner -
Place -
Probability -
Time -
Comparative -
Superlative -
Articles -
Case -
Objective/Accusative -
Possessive/Genetive -
Subjective/Nominative -
Clauses -
Conditionals -
Type I
Type II
Type III
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Conjunctions -
Coordinating Conjunctions -
Subordinating Conjunctions -
Correlatives -
Determiners -
Some vs Any -
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Gerunds and Infinitives -
Nouns -
Abstract Nouns -
Collective Nouns -
Common Nouns -
Compound Nouns -
Concrete Nouns -
Countable/Uncountable Nouns -
Gerunds -
Plural Nouns -
Predicate Nouns -
Proper Nouns -
Participles -
Past Participle -
Perfect Participle -
Present Participle -
Prepositions -
Prepositions of Movement -
Prepositions of Place -
Prepositions of Time -
Pronouns -
Indefinite Pronouns -
Personal Pronouns -
Possessive Pronouns -
Reflexive Pronouns -
Questions -
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Reported Speech -
Tenses -
Simple
Past -
Present -
Simple Present as Future -
Continuous
Past -
Present -
Present Continuous as Future -
Perfect
Past Perfect Simple -
Past Perfect Continuous -
Present Perfect Simple -
Present Perfect Continuous -
Present Perfect Simple as Future -
Present Perfect Continuous as Future -
Future
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The Future using shall/will -
Verbs -
Action Verbs -
Auxiliary Verbs -
Finite / Non-finite Verbs -
Irregular Verbs -
Modal Verbs -
Mood -
Phrasal Verbs -
Regular Verbs -
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Stative Verbs -
Conjugation and Contraction -
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List of Irregular Verbs -
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