ESL Grammar Lessons and Worksheets

On this page you will find several printable ESL grammar exercises dealing with all aspects of English grammar, including parts of speech, tenses, embedded questions, relative clauses, etc. Great for big classes or one-on-one students!
 
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Parts of Speech
Each of the worksheets below includes clear explanations of the different tenses, using simple language that ESL students can understand.
 
Nouns

List of 100 Common Nouns

Nouns (1) - an introduction to Nouns (people, places, and things)

Nouns (2) - an introduction to Nouns (people, places, and things)

Nouns (3) - an introduction to plural nouns

Nouns (4) - singular and plural nouns, using "There is" and "There are"

 

Count/Noncount Nouns

Count/Noncount Nouns (1) - count nouns with "many", and noncount nouns with "much"

Count/Noncount Nouns (2) - count/noncount nouns with "many", "much", and "a lot of"

Count/Noncount Nouns (3) - count nouns with "a few", and noncount nouns with "a little"

Count/Noncount Nouns (4) - count/noncount nouns with "some"

Count/Noncount Nouns (5) - count nouns with "There are" and noncount nouns with "There is"

 

Verbs:

List of 100 Common Verbs

Verbs (1) - an introduction to verbs

Verbs (2) - introduction to Be Verbs (am, is, are)

Verbs (3) - extra practice with verbs

Nouns and Verbs - practice differentiating nouns and verbs

List of Irregular Verb Forms - Present, Past, and Past Participle

Irregular Verbs - Past and Past Participle Quiz

 

Adjectives:

List of 100 Adjectives

Adjectives (1) - an introduction to adjectives

Adjectives (2) - opposites

Adjectives (3) - fill in the blank with an adjective

Adjectives (4) - adjectives and the nouns they modify

 

Comparative Adjectives (1) - an introduction to comparative adjectives (adj. + er)

Comparative Adjectives (2) - more practice with comparative adjectives

Comparative Adjectives (3) - more vs. -er

Comparative Adjectives - As--As (1) - introduction to the "as - adjective - as" pattern

Comparative Adjectives - As--As (2) - use either more/-er or as-adjective-as to compare two things

Comparative Adjectives - As--As (3) - compare different things using comparative adjectives

Comparative Adjectives - Not as--as - use this pattern to say the oppposite of "more + adjective"

Superlative Adjectives (1) - introduction to superlative adjectives, using adjective + est

Superlative Adjectives (2) - more practice with superlative adjectives

Irregular Adjectives - some irregular adjectives, and their comparative and superlative forms

 

Adverbs:

Adverbs (1) - an introduction to adverbs
Adverbs (2) - fill in the blanks with a suitable adverb
Adjectives and Adverbs - identify adjectives and adverbs, and the words that they modify
Irregular Adverbs (1) - an introduction to some irregular adverbs
Irregular Adverbs (2) - hard/hardly and late/lately

Adverb Games - a couple of simple, printable activities that make learning adverbs fun and interactive!

 

 
 
Tenses
Each of the worksheets below includes clear and simple explanations of the different tenses, along with basic exercises to help students understand when and how to use them correctly.

Present Tense

Present Tense Worksheet 1 - an introduction to present tense

Present Tense Worksheet 2 - adding -s to verbs

Present Tense Worksheet 3 - adding -s and -es to verbs

Present Tense Worksheet 4 - "don't" vs. "doesn't"

Present Tense Worksheet 5 - fix the mistakes in these present tense sentences

 

Present Continuous Tense

Present Continuous Worksheet 1 - an introduction to present continuous tense (present progressive tense)

Present Continuous Worksheet 2 - using Be Verbs in present continuous sentences

Present Continuous Worksheet 3 - adding -ing to verbs

Present Continuous Worksheet 4 - is it "present tense" or "present continuous tense?

Present Continuous Worksheet 5 - practice making negative sentences

 

Past Tense

Past Tense Worksheet 1 - an introduction to past tense

Past Tense Worksheet 2 - practice recognizing past tense verbs

Past Tense Worksheet 3 - more practice using past tense

Past Tense Worksheet 4 - fix the mistakes in these past tense sentences

Past Tense Worksheet 5 - using "didn't" to make negative past tense sentences

Past Tense Worksheet 6 - fix the mistakes in these past tense sentences

 

Future Tense

Future Tense Worksheet 1 - an introduction to future tense

Future Tense Worksheet 2 - use "will + verb" or "won't + verb" to complete the sentences

Future Tense Worksheet 3 - use "will + verb" or "won't + verb" to complete the sentences

Future Tense Worksheet 4 - practice writing future tense sentences

Future Tense Worksheet 5 - practice using past tense and future tense correctly

 

Basic Tense Review Quizzes

Tense Review Quiz 1 - a simple quiz in which students write the correct form of the verbs in the blanks

Tense Review Quiz 2 - write a suitable verb in each blank

Tense Review Quiz 3 - write questions and answers using different tenses

Tense Review Quiz 4 - identify the tenses of different sentences

Tense Review Quiz 5 - write sentences (and negative sentences) using the different tenses

 

Past Continuous Tense

Past Continuous Worksheet 1 - an introduction to past continuous tense (using the word "during")

Past Continuous Worksheet 2 - an introduction to past continuous tense (using the word "when")

Past Continuous Worksheet 3 - more practice with past continuous tense (using the words "while/as")

Past Continuous Worksheet 4 - fill in the blanks to complete the past continuous tense sentences

 

Present Perfect Tense

List of Past Participles

Present Perfect Worksheet 1 - an introduction to present perfect tense

Present Perfect Worksheet 2 - using present perfect tense with "already" and "not yet"

Present Perfect Worksheet 3 - using present perfect tense to describe experiences and accomplishments

Present Perfect Worksheet 4 - using present perfect tense to say how many times you have done something

 

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

(a.k.a. Present Perfect Progressive Tense)

Present Perfect Continuous Worksheet 1 - introduction to present perfect continuous tense

Present Perfect Continuous Worksheet 2 - answer the questions with present perfect continuous sentences, using "lately/recently/these days"

Present Perfect Continuous Worksheet 3 - use the information provided to write several present perfect continuous sentences

Present Perfect Continuous Worksheet 4 - fix the mistakes in these present perfect continuous sentences

 

 
 Additional Advanced Grammar ESL Worksheets
 

Passive Voice

Subject-Verb-Object Worksheet 1 - introduction to the "subject-verb-object" sentence construction.

Subject-Verb-Object Worksheet 2 - practice identifying subjects and objects


Passive Voice Worksheet 1 - rewrite the sentences in the passive voice ("be verb" + "past participle" + "by")

Passive Voice Worksheet 2 - practice writing passive voice sentences without subjects

Passive Voice Worksheet 3 - practice using the passive voice with the words "get" and "got" (instead of "be verbs")

Passive Voice Worksheet 4 - practice switching between active and passive voices

 

Embedded Questions

Embedded Questions Worksheet 1 - introduction to embedded questions (indirect questions)

Embedded Questions Worksheet 2 - practice writing embedded questions

Embedded Questions Worksheet 3 - practice writing questions that include embedded questions

Embedded Questions Worksheet 4 - introduction to embedded questions using the word "if"

Embedded Questions Worksheet 5 - introduction to embedded questions using the words "whether ... or not"

 

Relative Clauses

Relative Clauses - Worksheet 1 - introduction to relative clauses (using "that", "which", and "who")

Relative Clauses - Worksheet 2 - review of relative clauses (using "that", "which", and "who")

Relative Clauses - Worksheet 3 - relative clauses using "where", "when", and "whose"

Relative Clauses - Worksheet 4 - "identifying" vs. "non-identifying" relative clauses

Relative Clauses - Worksheet 5 - review of "identifying" relative clauses

Relative Clauses - Worksheet 6 - introduction to the grammar rule stating that you should not put prepositions at the end of sentences

Relative Clauses - Worksheet 7 - "no prepositions at the end of a sentence" review

 

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