Links to grammar practice for middle and high school students

Nouns: (people, places, things and ideas)


Different types of nouns

There are different types of nouns: 

1. An abstract noun names an idea, event, quality, or concept (freedom, love, courage...Concrete nouns name something recognizable through the senses (table, dog, house...

2. Animate nouns refer to a person, animal, or other creature (man, elephant, chicken...) An inanimate noun refers to a material object (stone, wood, table...

3. A collective noun describes a group of things or people as a unit (family, flock, audience...)

4. Common noun is the name of a group of similar things (table, book, window...Proper nouns, however, refer to the name of a single person, place or thing (John, Joseph, London...

5. Compound nouns refer to two or more nouns combined to form a single noun (sister-in-law, schoolboy, fruit juice

6. Countable (or count) nouns have a singular and a plural form. In plural, these nouns can be used with a number- they can be counted. (friends, chairs, houses, boys...Uncountable (or non count) nouns, however, can only be used in singular. They can't be counted. (money, bread, water, coffee...)

Some/any practice

plural nouns practice

count/noncount nouns - practice


When to use which article - explanation

a, an, the or nothing - practice


much/many/a lot of - practice

there is/there are - practice


Verb tenses:  (action words)

simple present - lesson

simple present - exercise

simple present - negatives and questions

simple present - yes/no questions

simple present - wh- questions

simple past regular - lesson

simple past regular - practice

simple past verbs

present v. present continuous - lesson

practice present v. present continuous

Perfect tenses lesson - forming perfect tenses

Why use perfect tenses? - lesson

present perfect v. simple past lesson

Present perfect practice

more present perfect practice

Present perfect: for or since?

Present perfect or simple past?

Past perfect - lesson

Past perfect practice

More past perfect practice

forming questions

past continuous - lesson

past continuous - exercise

Modals - tutorial and practice

‚ÄčSpatial terms:

Frequently confused words:

There means a place. (Please put the pencil there.)
Their shows ownership. (They can't find their car in the parking lot.)
They're is a contraction for they are. (They're going outside at recess today.)
there, their, or they're?

Lose is a verb meaning something can't be found. (Did you lose your keys?)
Loose is an adjective meaning something that is not tight. (Since he's lost weight, the shirt is too loose on him.)
lose or loose?

To is a preposition used at the beginning of a phrase. (He is going to baseball practice.)
Too is an adverb meaning in addition or very. (She will take the class too. He ate so much he is too full.)
Two means the number two. (She has two dogs.)
to, too, or two?