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American English Language ESL Online Course created by Billgreen54. Simple and fast to learn. Study the basics in American English grammar. Designed as a refresher course for native English speakers as well as ESL students of English. Starting with the basics, the first ten lessons provide an overview of the “Eight Parts of Speech.” The following lessons cover all eight parts in more depth.

Adjectives and Adverbs.

Adjectives are first with simple techniques in how to learn adjectives. Next up is an explanation of how and why adjectives and adverbs are connected. Noun adjectives are explained in detail all about how and why many adjectives are actually nouns. Other adjectives are covered including “possessive, demonstrative, comparative, superlative and more.”

Adverbs start out with two of the most common in the English language. “Ever and Never,” are often thought of as adverbs only used with the perfect tenses. Not exactly true! “Ever and never,” are equally used in simple tenses as well.

Conjunctions Connect.

What do conjunctions do? They connect! Conjunctions connect words, statements and more with other words. Interjections play an important role in English! Did you know that most words in English can be used as Interjections? Bill explains why in all of the Interjection lessons.

What is a noun? Let’s start with basic terms. A noun is simply “People, Place and Thing!” There you go! Start with that and the rest is simple with Bill’s English lessons. Prepositions are another fun subject to study! Do you know what the three most commonly used prepositions are? “At, On, In!” Start with those three as a basic foundation to your English study. Connect “At” with places. Use “On” with things that touch. “In,” is commonly used with limits.

The last two of the eight parts of speech are all about “Pronouns and Verbs!” What do pronouns do in the English language? Pronouns replace nouns! Simple right? Well, not exactly, but Bill teaches English in simple to understand terms.

Verbs are Actions, States, Feelings.

Verbs can be thought of in simple terms like “Actions, States and Feelings!” Most ESL students are taught that “Verbs” are actions. That’s almost true! Many verbs are also used to help with simple facts. Then there are three very special verbs commonly thought of as adjectives. What are “Adjectives?” Adjectives describe. “Like, Love and Enjoy,” are just three verbs often used as adjectives. Remember that a word is just a word until we use it in a special way.

Bill created ten more lessons just for you! He covers everyday English with examples and audio. Subjects like, “Active and Passive Voice.” “Determiners plus Quantifiers and Partitives.” “Indirect Requests, Indirect Questions, Time Adverbs and more.” Take the time to study just one or two lessons a day. Practice speaking while using that grammar. Start with the first lesson or look for grammar that you need a little help with!

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Words, Words, Words.
Prefix, Suffix, Affix.
What are Nouns?
What are Pronouns?
What are Verbs?
What are Adverbs?
What are Adjectives?
What are Prepositions?
What are Conjunctions?
What are Interjections?


Learning Adjectives.
Adverbs and Adjectives.
Noun Modifiers.
Possessive Adjectives.
Demonstrative Adjectives.
Comparative Adjectives.
Superlative Adjectives.
Noun Adjective.
Feelings Adjectives.
Personality Adjectives.


“Ever and Never,” Adverbs.
“Just and Yet,” Adverbs.
“Recently and Already,” Adverbs.
“Since and For,” Adverbs.
“Still and Lately,” Adverbs.
“Always and Never,” Adverbs.
“Usually and Hardly Ever,” Adverbs.
“Rarely and Seldom,” Adverbs.
“Slowly and Carefully,” Adverbs.
“Quickly and Fast,” Adverbs.


Coordinating Conjunctions.
Subordinating Conjunctions.
Correlative Conjunctions.
And & But Conjunctions.
Conjunction “Or.”
Conjunction “So.”
Conjunction “For.”
“Either & Or,” Conjunctions.
“Not only & But also,” Conjunctions.
“Both & And,” Conjunctions.


Interjections Explained.
“Hello,” Interjection.
“Yes,” Interjection.
“No,” Interjection.
“Oh Dear & I Never,” Interjections.
“What & Wow,” Interjections.
“My God & Darn It,” Interjections.
“Alrighty & Okay,” Interjections.
“Ouch & Bravo,” Interjections.
“No way & Oops,” Interjections.


Count Nouns.
Mass or Uncountable Nouns.
Common Nouns.
Collective Nouns.
Proper Nouns.
Compound Nouns.
Abstract Nouns.
Concrete Nouns.
Predicate Nouns.


Arbitrary Collocations.
By, Next to, Beside, Prepositions.
Time Prepositions.
Place Prepositions.
Movement Prepositions.
American & British English Prepositions.
The Preposition “At.”
The Preposition “On.”
The Preposition “In.”


Pronouns Explained.
Personal Pronouns.
Demonstrative Pronouns.
Interrogative Pronouns.
Indefinite Pronouns.
Possessive Pronouns.
Reciprocal Pronouns.
Relative Pronouns.
Reflexive Pronouns.
Intensive Pronouns.


Verbs Explained.
Action Verbs.
Stative Verbs.
Auxiliary Verbs.
Modal Auxiliary Verbs.
Empty Verbs.
Infinitive Verbs.
Past Simple Verbs.
Past Participle Verbs.
Present Participle Verbs & “i n g.”

Grammar Bank.

Active and Passive Voice.
Determiners Explained.
Quantifiers and Partitives.
Time Adverbs.
Meeting The First Time.
Goodbye in English.
Indirect Request and Offer.
Indirect Questions.
Negative Questions.
Question Tags.

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Nice to Meet You!

“Nice to meet you.” Or.
“Nice meeting you!”
Which variant is correct?
That all depends on time.
Are you referring to
meeting somebody yesterday,
today or tomorrow?
That all depends,
because at the early
stages of English,
we often confuse
“to meet” or “meeting.”
There are many ways
to be polite when
introducing yourself.
That’s pretty simple stuff. Right?
The better your English is,
the better first impression
you make, for sure!
Is it a job interview?
It’s kind of important. Right?
You go to a place.
You fill out the resume,
the CV, the application,
what have you, and you
sit down with somebody,
you want to make a great first
And sometimes
the very first thing that we
say is not exactly
correct. So.
Make that very good
very, very positive
first impression
and maybe you’ll get that
next new job.
Hey, often the use
of adverbs play an
important part in
everyday speech as well.
“Nice to meet you” is used
when you first
meet someone.
When you’re first introduced.
So, in this case.
Hi! Nice to meet you!
You shake someone’s hand and
you, now are
waiting for something
they’re going to say.
Remember that,
in introductions.
Sometimes in greetings.
If you take greetings as a total
category in English,
often we repeat
what the previous
person said.
So. If I were to
meet someone, right now
and I said”
Hey! It’s nice to meet you.
It’s okay
for you to repeat
that in a similar way.
You might say.
It’s nice to meet you too!
You see?
Shake their hand.
It’s nice to meet you too!
We do that with the
Hey! Good evening!
Good evening!
How are you?
We might follow that up
with another expression. But,
the idea is,
how do we
introduce ourselves
for the very first time? And,
don’t be afraid.
Normally, it’s not
a good idea to repeat
what the other
person says.
But. When it comes to
greetings, it’s okay
to do that, in
either an exact way, or
a very similar way
and add maybe
a little intonation.
The term
“nice meeting you”
is used “after”
meeting someone. One.
You wouldn’t walk up
to someone and say:
“Hi, it’s nice meeting you.”
It’s not correct.
Don’t do that.
It’s much better to say;
Hi, it’s nice to meet you.
For the first time.
The use of tenses also
plays an important part.
So. I’m gonna give you
some examples,
for meeting in the past.
I wanted “to meet” him,
but, he was not
at the office yesterday.
So, we didn’t meet. Now.
Why is this important?
About meeting somebody?
Very often, at the earliest,
at the early stages of English,
students have a challenge
with the tenses. So.
should I say, “to meet?”
which is an infinitive statement.
Or, would I say:
“to be meeting?”
And this is where the
confusion comes in.
Often with early learners. So.
“To be meeting”
is probably not
the best English.
I am meeting
someone today.
I am meeting
someone tomorrow.
That’s okay.
Nothing wrong with that
at all.
But when we’re talking
about something that
we want, yes?
Especially in what.
“Want” is a state verb.
Then it’s important to
think about how
we often refer to
certain statements, especially in
colloquial speech or collocations.
Another example.
I tried to meet with
her, but she was
not at the party last night.
Do not say,
I tried to “be” meeting.
I tried “to meeting” with her.
Don’t do that.
I tried “to meet” her,
but I didn’t.
It was nice
meeting him yesterday.
We did meet.
I wouldn’t say,
It was nice
to be meeting.
I wouldn’t say,
It was nice to meet him.
I might do that,
but when we do
meet someone
we often use
“ING” with the word “meet.”
It was nice meeting
her last night.
So, we did meet.
I could say:
I was happy
“to meet” her last night.
We can do that.
It’s okay,
but it’s not
the best English.
The idea is,
how do most people speak
in English.
What is a very
common collocation
to use when we
meet someone
for the first time or
at other times.
Here are some
“Meeting in the
present examples.”
Hello, “it’s nice to meet you”
for the very first time.
You would not say;
Hello, it’s nice to be
meeting you.
I could say;
“It’s nice to finally meet you.”
We’ll talk about that in a second.
But here’s the first time
we met. Right? So.
“It’s nice to meet you”
and you would say;
“It’s nice to meet you too.”
Too, t-o-o.
I’ve tossed in an adverb there. Right?
To emphasize that statement.
Hello! It’s nice
to finally meet you.
Only spoken by
phone in the past. So.
In this context.
It’s nice to finally meet you!
We’ve never met
face to face.
Now. After meeting
for the first time examples.
It was nice
meeting you today!
As we are departing. So.
When we first meet someone.
It’s nice to meet you!
It’s nice to meet you too!
You see? We go back
and forth like that.
And after
we’re finished with our
meeting or discussion.
Whatever it is.
Okay. I’m leaving now.
I have another
scheduled appointment.
It “was very
nice meeting” you.
I could say;
It was nice to
meet you today.
But that’s less common
in every day speech.
It was nice meeting you
this afternoon.
Ah! It was nice
meeting you too!
It was nice meeting
with you yesterday.
We had a meeting
yesterday. Right?
Meeting in the future examples.
Hey! I hope to meet
you next week. So.
“I hope to meet you.”
Do not say,
I hope “to be meeting”
you next week.
Terrible English.
Don’t do it. Okay?
I hope “to meet” you next week.
Because, we’ve never
met face to face.
But maybe, it’s an email.
Maybe, it’s a
phone conversation.
I’ll finally meet
you tomorrow.
We have never met
face to face.
“Looking forward.” Another
great expression!
I’m looking forward to
meeting you examples.
Hey! I’m looking forward to
meeting you tomorrow.
So. “Looking forward”
is another great
way to invite.
It’s very inviting
when you use that term,
because we’ve never met.
Hey! He’s looking forward
to meeting with us next week.
It’s a scheduled event. Right?
So. “Looking forward
to meeting.”
I would not say,
I am looking
forward “to meet” you.
I wouldn’t do that.
Hey! I’m “looking forward”
to meeting.
This is a true collocation.
When we say;
“look forward to meeting you.”
You’ll remember that
verb patterns
play an important role
in everyday English.
Ask your teacher to help
you with more examples,
worksheets on the
subject of introductions.
It’s very important
in the English language.
Work with your teacher
and remember that
blended learning is the best!
What is blended learning?
That is when
your teacher
allows you to study at home.

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