English Made Simple

English Made Simple is created to help people improve their English. You can use it on your own or with friends who are interested in improving their command of the language. You may have learned English in school, so this website serves as a refresher, helping you revisit aspects of English grammar that you may have overlooked.

The ability to express yourself confidently in English comes naturally when you are familiar with English grammar, and are able to employ the use of exact words to convey precise meaning.

English Made Simple is not for people who are totally new to English. It assumes that you have a basic command of the language, sufficient for you to understand the explanation provided. Those who put an effort to acquire a greater control over English will find it to be an immensely rewarding endeavor. English is today the most important language of communication and commerce everywhere in the world. A good command of English opens doors to better job prospects. More than any other language, English serves as the key to unlock a treasure trove of knowledge, particularly in this web-connected age.

The lessons in this website are grouped by chapters, and arranged in a systematic order. We start by taking an overview of sentences. From there we examine the different parts of speech, components that form sentences. Then we continue by learning to improve our vocabulary, and end with acquiring an improved style in writing English. The entire course is presented to you in easy-to-digest lessons of reasonable lengths.

You may follow the chapters according to the sequence as laid down below, or you can go directly to specific lesson. A drop-down menu on the top left of each page takes you to specific lesson. In addition, the text itself includes numerous contextual cross-reference links. Most lessons are followed by exercises which you can print out and try on your own, with answers provided at the end.

English Made Simple is the result of my own experience in helping non-English-speaking students learn English as their second language. This website revisits the study of grammar, an aspect often neglected in many schools with the result that many students are unable to recognize good English when they see it.

And now, without further ado, let me offer you English made simple.

Chapters towards improving your English

  1. The Sentence
    We begin by looking at subject and predicate, and different kinds of sentences.
  2. Parts of Speech
    All sentences are made up of eight different parts. Here we learn to identify these eight: Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb, Preposition, Conjunction
  3. Noun
    Words that name people, thing, situation or state. Everything that exists is a noun.
  4. Pronoun
    Words that take the place of nouns. They are affected by declension, meaning their change their spelling to indicate number, gender and case.
  5. Verb
    Words that show action, inaction or state. All activities are described using verbs. We learn how to employ verbs and understand their relationship with other parts of speech.
  6. Adjective
    Words that describe nouns and pronouns. Learn how they are used, where they are placed.
  7. Adverb
    Words that describe verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. In other words, they describe everything except nouns and pronouns.
  8. Preposition
    Words that show the position or location of one item (or person) against another.
  9. Conjunction
    Words that show the connection between two or more items (or persons), ideas, phrases, clauses and sentences.
  10. Interjection
    Words that display emotion.

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