Tricky English Grammar

Tricky English Grammar: English is a difficult language to learn because of its many obscure grammatical rules, which are fairly easy to mess up–even for native speakers.

About this Course

While it’s easy for non-native speakers to get overwhelmed by confusing grammar rules, in this course, we’ll provide you with tips that will help you understand the rules more easily and give you lots of practice with the tricky grammar of everyday English.


2 hours to complete

This is the third course in the Learn English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. Learning English can be tricky, and in this class you’ll focus on some of those tricky issues. You’ll get clear explanations about the difficult grammar points and practice in using them correctly.

2 videos (Total 2 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 hours to complete

Tricky English Grammar: Nouns, Articles, and Quantifiers
This week, you’ll learn about tricky nouns, articles, and quantifiers. When should you put “a” or “the” in front of a noun? When should you put nothing in front of the noun? In this module, you’ll find the answers to these questions, and you’ll get lots of practice to help you use nouns and articles correctly.

12 videos (Total 67 min), 13 readings, 5 quizzes

5 hours to complete

Tricky English Grammar: Gerunds, Infinitives, and Requests and Permission
This week will not be as intense as last week was, but you will still have the chance to learn about some tricky grammar. First, you’ll learn about using gerunds and infinitives correctly. Then you’ll learn about making requests and asking for permission, something that English learners often misuse.

4 videos (Total 22 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes

6 hours to complete

Tricky English Grammar: Confusing Word Forms
You’ve learned about some tricky grammar, but there are other things that make English hard to learn. This week, you’ll learn about some word forms that cause confusion. You’ll soon understand the difference between some pairs of words that always seem tricky.

7 videos (Total 40 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes

6 hours to complete

Phrasal Verbs and Collocations
There are a few more tricky English points that we want you to learn. In the final week, you will learn about phrasal verbs and collocations. These are two big grammar points that often give language learners difficulty, but you will get lots of practice with them. Finally, you’ll have a review lesson of all of the tricky English grammar that you have learned in this course.

6 videos (Total 34 min), 7 readings, 5 quizzes

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