Present Tense: Now and Always  Learn how present tense works with auxiliary (helping) verbs and adverbs of frequency.

 The Simple Present form of Be and Other Verbs  Study the page and then practice the mixed exercises at the bottom of the page (from Perfect

Spelling changes for simple present tense  When does final -y change to -i? When is the plural form an extra syllable?

English Verb Tenses  Click on the tense you want to study and learn how to make the tense and how to use it. At the bottom of each lesson you will find interactive exercises.

Simple present tense  Click the first exercise  at bottom of page for interactive practice.

Subject-Verb Agreement   Making subjects and verbs agree in number

Present and past tenses  Click the first links on simple present and past sentences and questions and continuous present and past. There are interactive exercises for each link.

Verb Tenses  Do interactive exercises on  present, past, and future tenses.

Verb Tense Chart    Click on a tense to study the meaning and form of the verb tenses in sentences.

Stative Verbs  How to use stative and dynamic verbs (from

Stative vs. Dynamic Verbs - Stative verbs are non-action verbs; dynamic verbs are action verbs.

Common Modal Verbs  This is a study sheet only. There are no interactive exercises.

Action Verb Practice Test


Irregular Verbs

Basic Irregular Verbs  Be, Have, Do and other common irregular verbs. Go to First Exercise button at the bottom of the page for interactive exercises.

Irregular Verb list and practice exercises from Perfect

Irregular Verbs  Click the verb to get to definitions. At the top of the page, find the link to the interactive irregular verb quizzes.

English Zone Irregular Verb List 

Irregular Verb Game  Don't miss this excellent activity.


Questions  Learn question word order for yes/no and information questions using  all of the verb tenses. Try the exercises for each tense.


Introducing Adjectives     A good lesson on Adjectives

Find the Adjective    Can you find the adjective?

Quantifiers with countable and uncountable nouns  Study how words like much/many, some/any, little/few, etc. are used as adjectives with count or noncount nouns.

Nouns as Adjectives   Practice this activity to learn how nouns are used as adjectives.


Adverbs    A good lesson on Adverbs

Spelling Adverbs with -ly

Adjective or Adverb?   Learn how adjectives and adverbs are used in sentences.

Adverbs of Frequency   Review adverbs of frequency and do the activity.  Click Next Question to start.

Articles A and An

Article A or An?   Learn when to use the articles A and AN.

A/AN Quiz  Take the quiz.

More on A and An  Study the page and then print the Practice Exercise on using the articles, A vs. AN.

Articles and Other Determiners Study the page about articles and other words that specify nouns. Then click the audio link and chart at the top of the page.

Click for Audio

(See Article Chart for more information.)


Prepositions of Direction   Using To, On (to), In (to)

Prepositions of Location   Using At, In, On

Prepositions of Spatial Relationships  Using Above, Across, Against, etc.

Prepositions of Time and Place   Prepositions of time and place and to introduce objects of verbs

Common Uses of Prepositions  Study uses of prepositions and try the exercises from

Verb + Preposition Quiz  Take this quiz on prepositions that follow verbs.

Web Activities

Focus on Grammar 1  Select a unit under Student Resources.

Grammar in Context 1   Web Quizzes and Writing activities for the textbook. Select a lesson, click Start assignment now, click next, complete your answer and then click submit.

ESL Blues  This is an excellent interactive site with multiple levels. Work on any grammar topic at level 1 or 2. 

Quia Activities  Instructor Ann Thistlethwaite's ESL 342 Activities

Quia Activities   Instructor Sue Wilson's page for ESL 342, SJCC

ESL Station            ESL 340 Series