Video lessons index
This page has links to the videos and slideshows made on various topics
of English grammar.
You might first want to read a brief introduction to the grammatical terminology
used in these lessons. The page also has details about the Text-To-Speech
functionality used in the Slideshow
→ Learn about the topic of grammatical agreement and its
terminology. The lesson has examples and causes of the agreement
mistakes made by learners of English.
→ Learn about the difficulties that even native speakers have with
this aspect of English grammar.
Apostrophes in nouns
→ Learn where to put apostrophes in singular possessive nouns and
regular/irregular plural nouns.
Apostrophes in contractions
→ Learn where to put apostrophes in noun-verb, pronoun-verb and
Apostrophes for experts
→ Learn about aspects of apostrophe use that cause problems even
for English-native speakers.
Apostrophes for grammar geeks
→ Learn about the semantics and ambiguity of the possessive
apostrophe, as well its use in group genitives and partitives.
→ Learn the six basic rules on how to use the articles in English.
→ Learn about the different ways to express hypotheses and conditions in sentences containing if-clauses.
→ Learn what the gerund is and where it is commonly used.
Gerund and infinitive
→ Learn about the complemenation of various parts of speech with the gerund and the infinitive.
Parts of speech
→ Learn how to classify and describe the properties of the words in the English language.
→ Learn how to form the passive, and when to and not to use it.
→ Learn about some advanced features of the passive, as well as the
misuse of the term.
Relative clauses 1
→ Learn the basic terminology of relative clause sentences, as well as the different types of relative pronouns and their uses.
Relative clauses 2
→ Learn advanced aspects of this grammatical topic: relative clause types, pied-piping and when the relative pronoun can be omitted.
Reported speech 1
→ Learn how to report the statements, commands and questions you hear or read. The lesson focuses on the word order of reported speech sentences.
Reported speech 2
→ Learn about the tense changes in reported speech. These changes are commonly called backshift or the sequence of tenses.
Verb Terminology 1
→ Learn about four important terms to know when studying English
verb grammar: tense, aspect, mood and voice.