English grammar guide

Do you have a question about the correct usage of the semi-colon or how to place relative adverbs in a sentence? If so, you've come to the right place! The edufind.com English grammar guide is a complete reference on the rules of English usage. Every grammatical rule is explained in clear, simple language with several examples and, when necessary, counter-examples. The grammatical rules covered by this guide are categorized by part of speech. You will find the categories listed below. English grammar is not always simple to understand, but by referring to this grammar guide you'll be able to remember the rules and apply them with confidence. 


Nouns are people, places, and things. They tell us who or what we are talking about. The words cat, Jack, rock, Africa, & it are nouns.


Adjectives modify, or describe, nouns. The words tall, beautiful, irresponsible, & boring are adjectives.


Adverbs modify adjectives, verbs, or other adverbs. They tell us how, when, & where things happen. They describe quantity, intensity, and opinion.



Articles, quantifiers, and other types of determiners modify nouns. They are similar to adjectives in that way. Determiners help us specify which thing we are talking about.

Verbs and Verb Tenses

Verbs are the action words in English. They tell us what is happening and when (past, present, future). They also express conditions and possibilities.


Punctuation marks are not a part of spoken grammar, but they are essential to good writing.


Reporting Speech

When people say something, we can report what they say directly or refer to what they told us indirectly. Reporting speech is an important area of grammar.

Relative Clauses

Use relative clauses in English to give more information about the subject of the sentence.

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