The Complete English Grammar Course - Perfect Your English
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The Complete English Grammar Course - Perfect Your English

A detailed and thorough English grammar course for all learners. Improve your language skills and understanding TODAY.
4.3 (3,182 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
130,708 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2020
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This course includes
  • 31 hours on-demand video
  • 6 articles
  • 102 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • A detailed and thorough knowledge of English grammar.
  • To understand English easier.
  • To speak and write English with MORE confidence.
  • Get answers to all your English grammar questions from someone who ACTUALLY teaches the language.
Requirements
  • A desire to learn and master English grammar.
  • Basic listening and reading ability for non-beginner material.
  • Otherwise, no previous knowledge of English grammar.
Description

This Udemy course gives you, the English language learner, a complete overview of English grammar.

This course will give you the ability to understand English better and the confidence to speak and write English more fluently.

This English grammar course is taught by two world-renowned communications trainers, TJ Walker and Derek Smith.

Message from Derek Smith:

My name is Derek, I’m a native Brit and qualified and experienced TEFL/TESOL trainer.

I have been teaching English to adults for over 10 years and look forward to using technology to reach a wider audience.

I have a neutral accent which is clear and easy to understand.

This might not be the longest course on Udemy but I do respect your time.

The lessons are as long as necessary, and as short as possible.

Downloadable PDFs for each lesson will form a valuable resource collection for you.

The course is not designed to be accessed in sequence but takes more of a pick and mix approach.

For example, if you need help with prepositions of place, simply go to the prepositions section and look for the lesson on prepositions of place.

Or if you need help with present perfect continuous, go to the tenses and aspects section and check out the lesson on present perfect continuous.

The exception to this is the Beginner’s Section, which is intended to be accessed from start to finish, in order.

Where there are differences between UK and US grammar, these are explained in the lesson.

I encourage you to ask questions if you feel that something has not been fully or clearly explained. You will get an answer and, if necessary, the course material will be updated. Depending on the answer, I will add a new lesson to the course.


Here is a brief summary of the course benefits for you:

  • Native speaker

  • Experienced and qualified teacher

  • Neutral and easy to understand accent

  • Lessons structured for easy access

  • Downloadable resources for each lesson

  • No bloated lessons to trick you or waste your time

  • Valid for UK and US English

  • Updates as required by the learners

  • Udemy 30-day refund policy

How many of your boxes did I tick?

This is the English grammar course you need. I look forward to seeing you on the inside.


Message from TJ Walker

I have been teaching executives around the globe to deliver presentations in English for the last 30 years. Most people, even native English speakers, are insecure about their English grammar. You can become an accomplished speaker and communicator and know that you are using excellent English Grammar every time you speak.

Derek is one of the top English grammar instructors in the world and I am proud to be teaching this course with him. He has the English and European sensibility down perfectly. And I have been living in and working in the United States my entire life. When you put us together, it is a powerful combination designed to help you become a master at English grammar and communication.

Good luck and I hope to see you inside the course!

Who this course is for:
  • English learners who wish to improve their grammar knowledge.
  • English learners who wish to communicate confidently in English.
Course content
Expand all 559 lectures 30:58:07
+ You Can Master English Grammar Quickly!
9 lectures 16:59

This English grammar course begins with a quick tip to get you started. Don't make the mistake of thinking that 'could've' is a short form of 'could of' - it isn't. The correct meaning is shown, as well as several similar cases of this common mistake.

A Quick Grammar Tip - a taste of things to come
00:58

Here is the contents for this Complete English Grammar course. You can see the course structure to help you navigate and find the lessons you need more easily.

Course Roadmap - a quick overview of the course content
00:29

In this short introduction, the course design is laid out, together with tips about how to get the most benefit from this course.


"Cool Vibes" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Preview 03:37

This brief introduction to the Complete English Grammar course is meant for teachers who are sending their pupils here to learn English grammar.

It explains the course structure and ways in which learners can benefit from this course.

Preview 02:59

Our free Facebook group is introduced and English grammar learners are encouraged to join and take advantage of this private environment.

We Have A Facebook Group For This Course - Please Join Us!
00:30
Why Audiences Are More Forgiving Of English Grammar Mistakes Than Readers Are
02:28
Can You Find Grammar Blunders Made By TJ and Derek
02:19
+ Nouns. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Whatever it is, it's a noun.
12 lectures 01:00:30
Nouns - start here to learn about nouns.
01:52
Nouns - Common and Proper - learn the difference.
04:29
Nouns - Singular and Plural - learn how to make plurals of nouns.
06:30
Nouns - Capitalisation Rules - learn how and when to use capital letters.
05:11
Nouns - Abstract and Concrete - what they are and how they differ.
01:11
Nouns - Collective Nouns - these are not the same as plurals, as you will see.
01:43

This English grammar lesson looks at countable and uncountable nouns.

You will learn how to tell them apart and how to compare them correctly, both for equality and inequality.

Nouns - Countable and Uncountable - learn how to use these correctly.
03:34
Nouns - Pronouns - find out how to replace nouns in English.
15:46
Quick Tip: ... and I or ... and me? This quick and easy trick will help you.
02:27
Nouns - Possessive - learn the different ways of indicating ownership.
05:16
Nouns - Gerunds - find out how verbs can behave like nouns.
04:41
Compound Nouns - not collective, not plurals - something entirely different.
07:50
+ Articles
4 lectures 20:22
Articles - start here to learn about articles.
00:52
The Definite Article
06:50
The Indefinite Articles
05:12
Zero Articles
07:28
+ Adjectives. Learn how to modify nouns.
6 lectures 29:46
Adjectives - start here to learn about adjectives.
01:27
Adjectives - Different Types
08:32
Adjectives - Comparing Equal
03:07
Adjectives - Comparing Unequal
06:12
Adjectives - Superlative - the best lesson?
05:24
Adjectives - Order - learn how to order multiple adjectives.
05:04
+ Verbs. Learn all about the doing words.
8 lectures 01:01:25
Verbs - start here to learn about verbs.
01:31
Verbs - Categories
07:40
Verbs - Regular
03:36
Verbs - Irregular
05:29
Verbs - Active and Passive
07:43
Verbs - Transitive and Intransitive
05:46
Verbs - Auxiliary
09:41
Verbs - Auxiliary Modal
19:59
+ Tenses and Aspects
15 lectures 57:21
Tenses and Aspects - start here to learn about tenses and aspects.
02:35
Present Simple - usage, formation, examples.
04:34
Present Perfect - usage, formation, examples.
03:58
Present Continuous - usage, formation, examples.
04:44
Present Perfect Continuous - usage, formation, examples.
04:14
Past Simple - usage, formation, examples.
04:48
Past Perfect - usage, formation, examples.
03:04
Past Continuous - usage, formation, examples.
04:29
Past Perfect Continuous - usage, formation, examples.
03:02
Future Simple - usage, formation, examples.
05:26
Future Perfect - usage, formation, examples.
03:52
Future Continuous - usage, formation, examples.
03:52
Future Perfect Continuous - usage, formation, examples.
03:01
Reported Speech - he said, she said ...
05:10
Examples with Contractions - a detailed explanation
00:32
+ Adverbs. Learn to modify not only verbs but adjectives and other adverbs too.
14 lectures 01:10:25
Adverbs - start here to learn about adverbs.
02:45
Adverbs - From Adjectives - learn how to make adverbs from adjectives.
04:36
Adverbs - Relative
06:32
Adverbs - Comparative
04:03
Adverbs - Superlative
05:59
Adverbs - Interrogative
05:04
Adverbs of Certainty
04:48
Adverbs of Degree
07:46
Adverbs of Manner
07:22
Adverbs of Place
04:36
Adverbs of Time
03:04
Adverbs of Frequency
05:51
Adverbs of Viewpoint
04:20
Adverbs of Opinion
03:39
+ Prepositions. Those tricky little words ...
10 lectures 48:35
Prepositions - start here to learn about prepositions.
02:13
Prepositions of Time
09:22
Prepositions of Place
09:15
Prepositions of Direction
14:11
Prepositions of Reason
03:18
Prepositions of Connection
02:09
Prepositions of Device
03:03
Prepositions of Agency
01:40
Prepositions of Origin
01:30
Preposition or Adverb?
01:54
+ Punctuation. Learn how punctuation makes a difference.
16 lectures 01:48:20

This video introduces the punctuation section.

Without punctuation, the English language would just be a stream of words and it would be very difficult to make sense of it.


This section on punctuation is organised as follows:


First there are those things that come at the end of a sentence, namely

  • full stop,

  • exclamation mark and

  • question mark.

Then quotation marks.


Following that, a block about things that are used for pauses and breaks, namely

  • commas,

  • semicolons and

  • colons.

We also look at the Oxford comma here.


The next group is connectors and dividers, which includes

  • hyphens,

  • dashes,

  • slashes and

  • apostrophes.


The last serious lesson in on brackets.


Finally, as a reward for all that hard work, we look at some fun examples of things that can go wrong when punctuation is neglected or used incorrectly.

Punctuation - start here to learn about punctuation.
02:16

The full stop is such a small mark on the paper, yet it has many important uses in the English language.

This lesson shows you all the ways in which a full stop is used, with plenty of everyday examples.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Punctuation - Full Stop
11:21

The exclamation mark uses in the English language.

This lesson shows you all the ways in which the exclamation mark is used, with plenty of everyday examples.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Punctuation - Exclamation Mark
08:16

This lesson shows you all the ways in which a question mark is used, with plenty of everyday examples.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Punctuation - Question Mark
05:12

There are two types of quotation mark and both have many important uses in the English language.

This lesson shows you all the ways in which quotation marks are used, with plenty of everyday examples.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Punctuation - Quotation Marks
13:11

The comma is such a small mark on the paper, yet it has many important uses in the English language.

This lesson shows you all the ways in which a comma is used, with plenty of everyday examples.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Punctuation - Comma
12:37

The Oxford comma is a special case of how a comma is used the English language.

This lesson shows you what an Oxford comma is and what it means.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Punctuation - Oxford Comma
01:58

This lesson shows you all the ways in which a semicolon is used in the English language, with plenty of everyday examples.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Punctuation - Semicolon
03:35

This lesson shows you all the ways in which a colon is used in the English language, with plenty of everyday examples.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Punctuation - Colon
06:25
Punctuation - Ellipsis (...)
04:00

This lesson shows you the ways in which a hyphen is used, with plenty of everyday examples.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Punctuation - Hyphen
05:02

This lesson shows you the ways in which a dash is used in the English language, with plenty of everyday examples.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Punctuation - Dash
03:30

This lesson shows you all the ways in which a slash is used in the English language, with plenty of everyday examples.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Punctuation - Slash
07:06

The apostrophe is such a small mark on the paper, yet it has many important uses in the English language.

This lesson shows you all the ways in which an apostrophe is used, with plenty of everyday examples.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Punctuation - Apostrophe
04:28

There are several different types of brackets and they all have different uses in English.

This lesson shows you all the ways in which the different types of brackets are used, with plenty of everyday examples.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Punctuation - Brackets
13:53

This lesson is a reward for the hard work that you put in during this section.

It is a fun look at what can go wrong if proper punctuation is not observed.

Very small changes in punctuation can result in wildly different meanings that will make you laugh.

Punctuation - Fun Stuff - a reward for all your hard work.
05:30
+ Conditionals
6 lectures 15:40

This video introduces conditionals, or if-sentences. These are quite common in the English language.

There are five different types of conditional sentence and this section looks at each one in detail.

We show when to use the particular conditional, how to form it and provide plenty of examples showing use of the conditional in everyday English.

For anyone having problems with the different tenses that are used here, please refer to the section "Tenses and Aspects" for more information on this topic.

Preview 01:52

This lesson looks in detail at the zero conditional.

It details when to use the zero conditional, how to form it and gives plenty of examples that illustrate zero conditional usage in everyday English.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Zero Conditional - That's a Fact
02:21

This lesson looks in detail at the first conditional.

It details when to use the first conditional, how to form it and gives plenty of examples that illustrate first conditional usage in everyday English.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

First Conditional - Promises and Threats
02:26

This lesson looks in detail at the second conditional.

It details when to use the second conditional, how to form it and gives plenty of examples that illustrate second conditional usage in everyday English.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Second Conditional - Wishful Thinking and Advice
03:00

This lesson looks in detail at the third conditional.

It details when to use the third conditional, how to form it and gives plenty of examples that illustrate third conditional usage in everyday English.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Third Conditional - Regret and Criticism
03:16

This lesson looks in detail at the mixed conditional.

It details when to use the mixed conditional, how to form it and gives plenty of examples that illustrate mixed conditional usage in everyday English.

There is a downloadable PDF file with the lesson contents for learners to access offline.

Mixed Conditional - Who Needs Reality?
02:45