The Grammar Page

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Are you interested in grammar?

Do you think grammar is interesting?

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Link to an overview of the tenses

Interested

Look at the two forms: “interested” and “interesting”.

We always say: “Are you interested in grammar?”

We never say “Are you interesting in grammar?”

Interesting

We always say “Grammar is interesting.”

We never say: “Grammar is interested.”

Grammar Questions

Do you like talking about grammar?

Do you have any grammar questions?

Students

You can write grammar questions in the comments section below like this:

What is the difference between “interested” and “interesting” in the sentences “Are you interested?” and “It is interesting.”?

Teachers

You can answer grammar question in the “comments” section like this:

“Interesting” and “interested” are both adjectives which were formed from verbs.

“Interested” is the past participle” and we use it like a passive form: “I am interested in languages”, to describe our feeling.

“Interesting” is the present participle and we use it like a present continuous tense sentence to describe the effect something has on people: “Languages are interesting.”

Students and Teachers

– What is the difference between a student and a teacher?

Time. It is only time.

Comparative Grammar

Are you interested in comparative grammar?

In some languages like German and Dutch the grammar is similar.

In some languages like Chinese and Japanese, the grammar is very different.

Which languages have you studied?

Did you study the grammar or just learn to speak?

How did you learn?

Did you learn to write?

Tell us about your experience. write your answer in the comments section below.

Grammar is Music

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Download audio file (grammar is music.mp3)

To read the transcript, follow this link: Grammar is Music

Conversation Topics

You can write your grammar questions or thoughts and ideas in the comments section below or talk about grammar directly on the English Conversation Page or talk about it in in any language on the the Live Language Linkup page.

Skype

Skype is a free internet telephone service.

Have you ever used Skype?
Do you know how to use Skype?

To use Skype, go to the Skype page and download the free software.

Audacity

Audacity is free audio recording software.

Did you use Audacity?
Do you know how to use Audacity?

To use Audacity, go to the Audacity page and download the free software.

You can use Audacity to record your voice and make an mp3 file then you can send it to your language exchange partner (hint: Use Senduit for large files).

World English Course

There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!

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Understanding Grammar

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