The Grammar Guide is designed to help you understand English grammar so that you can write and speak accurately. Each unit has been carefully structured to help you to find information easily and to develop your knowledge of English grammar. When you are using a resource to edit written assignments and to improve your accuracy when speaking, it is essential to know how to find what you need. This reference book is constructed in a way that will help you find information on your own. At the beginning of the guide, you will find the Table of Contents. This provides the content of each unit. Search the Table of Contents for general information.
If you are not familiar with the terminology, go to the Student Table of Contents that follows it. Here, each section includes an example to help you identify the grammar rule. For instance, if you want to conjugate a regular verb such as walk in the simple past tense, you will find it in Unit 4 Verbs: Simple Tenses under the subsection 4.2 Simple Past Tense. In the Student Table of Contents you will find an example of the simple past tense of a regular verb, “I played soccer last Saturday.” At the end of The Grammar Guide, there is an alphabetical index of every important element of the book. Search through the Index for more specific information. For instance, if you are looking for the plural form of the noun child, you will look under plural in the Index.