ESL 184+ Grammar Practice

(posted 12/21/18 -- If you find a broken link, or a better practice website, please let CLAD know!]

 

Adjective clauses [e.g., Are you working on grammar that puts you to sleep?]:

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mS3QZrCqLM

website: http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/clausesum.html

website: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/relative-clauses/

website: (possessive adj. clauses): http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/clauses-3.html

website: (w/quantity): http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/clauses-7.html

video: (w/quantity): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJyPhihj1t0

Adverbial (participial) modifiers [e.g., Looking out the window, Ben saw his children]:

website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/597/1/

website: https://www.dailywritingtips.com/grammar-quiz-1-dangling-participles/

Adverbials - Inversion with fronted negative particles [e.g., Only when I have time, do I see a tutor]:

website: http://www.learn-english-today.com/lessons/lesson_contents/verbs/inversion.html

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Dw1IHUrwU

Appositives – noun phrases [e.g., Gina, a tireless day trader, earns a living buying and selling stocks] :

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUJLPt0Ir08

website: http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/appositive.htm

Causative verbs [e.g., The devil made him do it; I will have my worker mail you the check]:

(website) http://www.englishpage.com/minitutorials/let.html

Conditionals (e.g., If I were a bird, I would fly home):

website: http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/9-7.html

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1EFBVKFhx0

website: http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/condition2a.html

website: http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/condition2b.html

Conditionals - Subjunctive Noun Clauses (e.g., I suggest that he arrive early):

website: http://www.englishpage.com/minitutorials/subjunctive.html

Essay Structure (basics):

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uSJEiNZ1rE

video #2 (part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6SZs3XOX2o

video #2 (part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy6o1NUK5Sw

video #2 (part 3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIkKH-LVqVs

Gerunds [e.g., Working with a tutor helps me; I love working with tutors]:

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhwGtNzdDmc&list=PLG3kbq9BHNgcEw6w1qr-45mJG4y4soot-

video (gerunds after prepositions): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYqgsI23CIA

website (gerunds after prepositions):  https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-ing-form.htm

website (exercises with gerunds and infinitives): http://www.englishpage.com/gerunds/

Inversion with fronted negative particles (See Adverbials)

Passive voice [e.g., This list was compiled by Nicki Trahan]:

video (part 1 of 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxbQ2U3Uuv0

video (part 2 of 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye3-vJkO0A8

website: http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/passivesum.html

Parallelism [e.g., Veni, Vedi, Vici = I came, I saw, I conquered]:

website: https://webapps.towson.edu/ows/modulePARALLEL.htm

website: (faulty parallelism exercise): http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/english/langan/sentence_skills/exercises/ch17/p4exj.htm

Paraphrasing:

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9uS8M2QziU

Participials (see Adverbials)

Punctuation:

website (using semi-colons): https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/Semicolons.html

website (commas vs. semi-colons in compound sentences): https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/607/04/

website (same as above with exercise): https://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/3/5/23

video (comma splices): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLAU8LsRR6k

website (avoiding comma splices): http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/nova/nova4.htm

website (same as above with exercise):

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/nova/nova3.htm

Quotes: Using Quotations Effectively in Literary Analysis:

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUIztcQsYG0

Sentence Types:

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_3ZkoAcrUU

website: http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/410-identifying-sentence-types.htm

website with quiz: http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz125805e69020.html

Verbs: Basic subject-verb agreement:

http://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/subject_verb_agreement.htm

Verbs: tense consistency:

website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/601/04/