Verb tenses

Verb tenses such as the past, present and future indicate when an action takes place.

(Source - Will / Going to / Be ING / Present simple - Future - Learn English Grammar - Papa English)

Verb tenses for academic writing (intermediate, advanced) -  Walden  University

Teaching verb tenses using timelines (elementary, intermediate) - Upper Elementary Snapshots -

Video (intermediate, advanced) - Future tense


Pronouns are substitutions for nouns or noun phrases.

(Source - Pronouns chart using I, me my, mine & myself correctly - Language Learning Base)

Pronouns (intermediate, advanced) -  wyzant

First vs third person (upper-intermediate, advanced) -  Massey University

Online quiz (intermediate, advanced) - Towson University

Useful grammar points

Common language errors

Language for locals
Common language errors explained, including punctuation, grammar, and commonly confused words. Lessons contain video and practice activity.


Conditionals: Verb Tense in 'if' Clauses (The Writing Centre UNC)
Explanation of the types of 'if' conditionals
How to Use 'unless' (Education First NZ)
Comparing 'unless' and 'if' conditionals
Conditional Conjunctions (Your
A list of conditional words that signal a conditional sentence
English for Uni: Conditionals (Uni of Adelaide)
Explanation of conditionals, types of conditional structures and words, interactive exercises, and a video story


Modals (The Writing Centre (UNC))
How can modals in academic writing change the meaning of a sentence into a prediction, suggestion, or a question?
Modals in Academic Writing (Uni of York (GB))
Modals play a significant role in academic style. Practise using modals!
Modal Verb Tutorial (English
Exercises on modal verbs


Grammar: Modifiers (Walden Uni)
These pages provide explanations and examples of modifiers. Watch the video clip for further explanations!
Modifiers (The Writing Centre (Uni of Ottawa))
You are nearly there! Understand where to place your modifiers in a sentence.
Dangling Modifiers and How To Correct Them (OWL Purdue Uni)
This resource explains what a dangling modifier is and how to correct the problem.
Sentence Problems: Misplaced Clauses (Auckland Uni)
Here are two videos that explain misplaced modifying clauses and how to correct them.

Passive and active sentences

Factsheet: Active and Passive Voice (Uni of New Eng)
A comparison of the active and passive sentence and tips to change passive sentences to active
Use the Active Voice (The Writing Centre: Uni of Wisconsin)
Find out how and when to use the active and passive voice.
English for Uni: Passive Voice (Uni of Adelaide)
View the video, then try the passive voice exercises to test your knowledge.

Noun-pronoun agreement

Grammar: Noun-Pronoun Agreement Basics (Walden Uni)
Clear and simple explanation on noun-pronoun agreement
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Exercise (Towson Uni)
The activities here will help you understand pronoun-antecedent agreement.

Help with grammar and spelling -  Grammarly

Interactive language learning -  Flax  (Flexible Language Acquisition)

These tools can be useful for international students needing to test particular patterns for authenticity.

FLAX web phrases
A tool for testing the frequency of word combinations.
FLAX web collocations
A tool for identifying how a certain word works with other words.
FLAX library
Texts at various levels of difficulty that can be used to make language learning resources.
Subject-verb agreement
Explanations and examples about subject-verb agreement.