Welcome to the A2 English Grammar page! You can learn about the past, prepositions and everything A2. At this level you start to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to common areas (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping). You can communicate in a simple way and describe routine tasks. It’s getting fun! Don’t stop now!
One of the most important topics for A2 English grammar is understanding the past.
The present perfect has a few uses. It describes an action or situation that started in the past and continues in the present: “I have lived in Milan since 2005.” It also describes an action performed during a period that has not yet finished: “She has been to the cinema twice this week” (the week isn’t over yet).
Has there ever been a time where you wanted to talk about something that you do not like? What about something that you could not do? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you used something called a negative!
There are no rules for these unfortunately. They require a lot of memorizing! No “ifs ands or buts” about it.
COUNTABLE & UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
THE VERB “CAN”
“Can” is a very important verb. We use it to give information about ability, opportunity, requests, permission, possibility or impossibility.
THE VERB “NEED”
We hear it a lot. “I need new shoes.” “I need a new shirt.” “Why do you need so many things?” “All you need are English lessons!”
THE VERB “TO LIKE”
“Like” has a lot of different uses. It can express “want” for requests (would you like…), enjoyment (I like…), or make comparisons between things (A cat is not like a dog).
A pronoun is a word that can substitute a noun.
COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES
Comparing things is a lot of fun. “Batman is cooler than Superman.” Or, “I think cats are better than dogs.”
TOO, VERY & SO
Too, very and so can be used before all adjectives (words that describe nouns) and adverbs (words that describe verbs). How you use them can change a sentence a lot.
These words tell you how people or things are divided within a group.
By the end of A2 you will have a good understanding of:
As your journey continues you will understand each of these categories more profoundly. A2 English grammar is another exciting door that you will open on your way.
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