Hey there, language enthusiasts! Welcome to “Advanced Grammar Rules: A Comprehensive Guide.” This isn’t your run-of-the-mill English course. Taught by a seasoned English tutor, we’re diving deep into the nitty-gritty of advanced grammar. Why? So you can talk the talk and walk the walk—in the boardroom or the classroom. Let’s get to it!
NOTE: Each lesson title is followed by a short definition, an example, and a link to the complete lesson. At the end of each lesson are 2 buttons. One button takes you back to the. course outline. The other button takes you to the next lesson in the series. Enjoy!
Lesson 1: The Subjunctive Mood
Ever heard of the subjunctive mood? It’s all about the “what-ifs” and “maybes” in life. It’s used for doubt, possibility, and all that jazz.
“If I were you, I’d sign up for this course!”
Learn more about subjunctive mood here
Lesson 2: Perfect Tenses
Perfect tenses are your go-to for actions that are, well, perfect—completed, that is.
“She has aced the test.”
Dig deeper into perfect tenses
Lesson 3: Gerunds and Infinitives
Gerunds and infinitives are the Swiss Army knives of verbs. They can be nouns, adjectives, or even adverbs.
“I love dancing” (Gerund), “I want to dance” (Infinitive)
Explore gerunds and infinitives
Lesson 4: Conditional Sentences
Conditional sentences are the “if this, then that” of the English language.
“If it snows, make a snowman!”
Understand conditional sentences
Lesson 5: Passive Voice
In the passive voice, the subject takes a backseat. It’s acted upon rather than doing the acting.
“The goal was scored by Messi.”
Learn when to use passive voice
Lesson 6: Relative Clauses
Relative clauses are the sidekicks that give your nouns a little extra oomph.
“The woman who rocked the stage is my aunt.”
Get to know relative clauses
Lesson 7: Parallel Structure
Parallel structure is all about balance. It keeps your sentences from tipping over.
“He enjoys hiking, swimming, and biking.”
Master parallel structure
Lesson 8: Punctuation Marks
Punctuation marks are the traffic signals of writing. They tell you when to stop, pause, or get excited!
“Let’s eat, Grandma!” vs “Let’s eat Grandma!”
Discover the power of punctuation
Lesson 9: Modifiers
Modifiers are the spice of sentences. They add flavor and detail.
“The incredibly cute puppy played joyfully.”
Learn how to use modifiers
Lesson 10: Idiomatic Expressions
Idioms are phrases that march to the beat of their own drum. You can’t take them literally.
“Break a leg!”
Uncover idiomatic expressions
So, what’s the endgame? By the time you wrap up this course, you’ll be a grammar guru. Whether you’re penning an email or giving a speech, you’ll do it with flair. Ready to up your English game? Let’s make it happen!