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!

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PAST TENSE

One of the most important topics for A2 English grammar is understanding the past.

Word Order in the Past

Past Continuous – English Grammar Exercise

Negative Past

Past Tense Irregulars

10 Important Irregular Past Verbs

PRESENT PERFECT

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).

Present Perfect – English Grammar Exercise

NEGATION

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!

Negation Exercise

PREPOSITIONS

There are no rules for these unfortunately. They require a lot of memorizing! No “ifs ands or buts” about it.

Preposition Exercise

Prepositions of Time – English Language Exercise

Before/After | English Grammar Exercise

COUNTABLE & UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

Countable and Uncountable Nouns – English Grammar Exercise

THE VERB “CAN”

“Can” is a very important verb. We use it to give information about ability, opportunity, requests, permission, possibility or impossibility.

Modal Verb “Can”

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!”

“Need” – English Grammar Exercise 1

“Need” – English Grammar Exercise 2

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).

Do you like… / Would you like…

PRONOUNS

A pronoun is a word that can substitute a noun.

Relative Pronouns

Demonstrative Pronouns

ADVERBS

Modifying Verbs Part 1: Adverbs

COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES

Comparing things is a lot of fun. “Batman is cooler than Superman.” Or, “I think cats are better than dogs.”

Superlatives

Comparing Cities – English Grammar Exercise

Introducing the Parents – Comparative Exercise

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.

Too, Very and So – English Grammar Exercise

Subject Pronouns vs. Object pronouns – English Grammar Exercise

DISTRIBUTIVES

These words tell you how people or things are divided within a group.

Every, Each, All


By the end of A2 you will have a good understanding of:

A2 English Grammar Goals

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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