19 Grammar Tutorials

These Grammar tutorials are written by experienced educators, all of whom also offer private tutoring lessons. Get the Grammar help you need, whether through these tutorials or through private tutoring lessons.

Use of the present participle in writing with a past tense verb

When we learn grammar rules for writing, we are often told that we must use parallel structure, which includes the use of same-tense verbs throughout our sentences. An example of parallel verb structure would be: “Shelley read her book, cooked a lovely dinner, and cleaned the house before she went to bed for the night.”…

Five Things Every Grammarian Knows by Heart (part one)

Unlike most languages, which have relatively respectable grammars, English does not. English is a mutt. With its Germanic origins and Latin and Greek influences, English is not, by any means, grammatically harmonious. English doesn’t follow a single set of grammatical patterns. And a rule with exceptions is not really a rule. It is, however, an…

Correct verb following have, has or had

Always use the “u” form of the verb after have, has or had.

The Semicolon Pandemic

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A short lesson in prepositions and split infinitives.

A grammar expert will tell you not to use a preposition at the end of a sentence and not to split an infinitive. What they usually don’t tell you is why you shouldn’t. The answer has to with Latin grammar. This short lesson assumes that the reader is already familiar with prepositions and infinitives.

Affect vs Effect

Have you ever been stumped when writing because you’re not sure whether you should use ‘affect’ or ‘effect’ in the particular situation? It’s a really bothersome and confusing grammar problem that many people struggle with. Let’s change that!

Subject Verb Agreement

In English, we conjugate our verbs based on the subject. If the verb is conjugated incorrectly, we call it a subject verb agreement error.

Same word, Different Meaning!

The English language has so many ways to express themselves through words. It can be difficult and confusing to young children. These words sound the same but have different meaning and spellings!

What makes a complete sentence?

Recognizing a complete sentence is the first step to correctly adding punctuation to it. The three basic elements of a complete sentence are easy to learn.

Pronouns- Subject Verb Agreement

Too frequently, I read sentences containing “them, their, or they” used incorrectly as singular, gender neutral pronouns renaming a noun without specifying gender. The subject verb agreement is incorrect in these cases. A grammatically correct sentence must have subject verb agreement in number and gender. Using “them, their, or they” to rename a singular noun…

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