Some aspects of English grammar can be challenging, even for advanced speakers. This is because they are peculiar. Peculiar means unusual and special. These aspects of English grammar are peculiar because they are different from many other languages and even different from the way English usually works.
This section includes short videos on each of these areas of peculiar English.
Using "they" correctly to refer to gender in English.
Using "they" for one person has a long history in English. This video looks at how to use personal pronouns.
How the same words can form a question or statement in English. It all depends on how you use your voice.
Two of us
Describing how many people there are.
Only on Australia
When a sentence starts with a negative form, the main verb is usually expressed as a question. Have a look at how this is used in practice.
The word "suggest" isn't used the same way as some other verbs and can be a bit tricky. Here are some examples of how to use it correctly.
How do you talk about what someone else has said?