Adjective order

Adjective order Adjective order is important if you are using more than one adjective before a noun. There is often a specific order in which they must be placed. For example: A black leather jacket A leather black jacket Here is a short acronym to help you remember: OSASCOMP opinion – size – age – … Read moreAdjective order

Passive voice

Passive voice The passive voice is a grammar form that can be used instead of writing active sentences. Before we look at the passive voice, think about how you form an active sentence. The easiest rule to help you build a simple active sentence is to use the Subject-Verb-Object formula. For example: John makes boots. … Read morePassive voice

Countable and uncountable nouns – more rules

Countable and uncountable nouns – more rules Sometimes nouns can act as both countable and uncountable nouns (often with a slight difference in meaning). This can make learning the rules even more complicated! For example, coffee is generally used as an uncountable noun. However, it is acceptable to say “I’d like two coffees please” because … Read moreCountable and uncountable nouns – more rules

Transitive and intransitive verbs

Transitive and intransitive verbs Transitive and intransitive verbs have different rules when you use them to make sentences. Read the two sentences that follow. They contain examples of transitive and intransitive verbs. Do you know which sentence contains a transitive verb and which one contains an intransitive verb? Examples of transitive and intransitive verbs in … Read moreTransitive and intransitive verbs

Conditional sentences

Conditional sentences Conditional sentences are ‘if’ sentences. There are five types of conditional sentences: zero conditional sentences first conditional sentences second conditional sentences third conditional sentences mixed conditional sentences *Mixed conditionals are created from two different conditional forms. Look at the table that follows for examples of each of the different types of conditional sentences. … Read moreConditional sentences