Advanced English Grammar: A Comprehensive Guide
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- 52 downloadable resources
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- Certificate of Completion
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- By the end of this course, students will be able to communicate their thoughts in a grammatically-precise manner that is appropriate for professional, academic, or informal situations, and students will also have the tools to understand most of the grammar choices of native English speakers of different social groups.
- Students who take this course should speak English at a minimum of an intermediate level. All course materials are included within this course.
Advanced English Grammar is a comprehensive online guide designed to provide students all over the globe with the grammar skills necessary for success in professional, academic, and social situations in the English-speaking world. The course, which is specifically tailored for a completely online learning experience, consists of more than 50 lectures and dozens of activities to reinforce the concepts discussed in each lecture. This course will take approximately 7-8 weeks to complete, but the actual time will vary depending on the individual learner. All chapters provide a brief review of the basic forms of each topic, which is followed by an introduction and explanation of more advanced or alternate forms that will enable learners to sound more professional, well-educated, and overall more appropriate in their speech and writing.
All course materials are included within this course.
- This course is designed for intermediate and advanced online English language learners, or anyone else interested in a comprehensive online guide to English grammar.
This lesson equips students with advanced vocabulary terms that will be used when discussing different seemingly-illogical elements of language.
For each of the sentences below, choose the most appropriate verb form for each blank. Even though the past perfect tense is normally optional, you MUST use the past perfect tense if it is possible.
1) simple past
2) present perfect
3) past perfect
For each sentence fill in the blank with the most appropriate form of the verb in parentheses. In situations where there is more than one form is possible, you must choose the most advanced verb form possible (the perfect progressive form > perfect or progressive forms > simple past tense).
This lecture explains the use of the phrase 'used to' as either a single continuous past action or a past habit. Similarly, the word 'would' is explained as interchangeable with 'used to' as a past habit, particularly with older native speakers.
For each of the sentences below, fill in the blank with the most appropriate verb form. Even though the past perfect tense is normally optional, you MUST use the past perfect tense if it is possible.
1) past perfect
2) past progressive
3) past perfect progressive
4) the past-future 'would'
This lecture provides an overview of the contents of this section and subsequently provides a brief review of the simple present tense, the present progressive tense, and the concept of stative verbs, which is a group of verbs that cannot be conjugated with a progressive tense in standard English (though this is increasingly not the case in informal spoken English)
This lecture introduces the concepts discussed in this section, including the two systems of conceptualizing the future (in terms of level of planning or level of certainty) and all future tenses. Subsequently, the future planning system is explained.
In a phrase with more than one verb, it can be difficult to decide if the 2nd verb (or 3rd) should be conjugated in the gerund or infinitive form. This lecture explains how native English speakers make this determination. The lecture will try to teach you the concept, but only if you try watching it!
This lecture explains the advanced concept of past infinitives and past gerunds. Afterward, you will be glad to have watched it.
For each sentence, you will notice two consecutive modals. Your job is to choose the most appropriate re-written verb phrase, replacing the 2nd modal with a non-modal word or phrase. If you are replacing the word 'must', you must write 'have to' in this exercise in order for your response to be marked as correct.
This lecture focuses on the Inverted Conditional, a grammar pattern that mainly exists in spoken British English. Were you living in England right now, you would hear it frequently! Had you watched the Harry Potter movies recently, you would have noticed it several times!