American English Grammar Review

145 EpisodesProduced by Bill Green

Billgreen54 has created this refresher podcast just for you. American English Grammar Review is all about studying English again. Do you remember what verbs do? What about nouns? Do you remember all of your pronouns? What is an interjection? Billgreen54 is an ESL teacher. He has taught over 15,000 h… read more

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Prohibition Words Explained American English

March 29th, 2019


To prohibit is a verb. There are just a few words you need to know in English. Have fun with this simple to understand lesson.

Obligation Words Review American English

March 28th, 2019


Obligation words are not difficult with this lesson. Have fun as Billgreen54 explains English!

Permission Words Review American English

March 27th, 2019


How do we ask for permission? How do we know we have permission without asking? Bill explains English in simple to understand English!

Common Verbs with Infinitive Review

March 26th, 2019


I enjoy travel, traveling or to travel? Which is correct and why? Bill helps explain a few common word combinations.

Past, Present, Future, So, Neither, Too Review

March 25th, 2019


Adverbs and conjunctions are used in all tenses. Why and how we do that is explained in this episode!

So, Neither, Too Present Tense Explained

March 24th, 2019


So, neither and too come from different parts of English. It is important to understand how they are used. Bill explains in simple to understand English!

Quantifiers & Comparative Adjectives Review

March 23rd, 2019


What are quantifiers? What are adjectives? How do we talk about things understandably? English is a step by step, day by day adventure! Let Bill help you understand and speak great English!

Comparative Adjectives Negative As & As Review

March 22nd, 2019


Adjectives describe nouns and feelings. Comparatives are all about two! Comparing two objects with as & as is another way to do it!

Present Perfect Simple & Continuous Review 3

March 21st, 2019


Study your adverbs and participle two if you want to communicate in English! The perfect tenses are usually a challenge for most students. Bill explains English in simple English.

Present Perfect Simple & Continuous Review 2

March 20th, 2019


Listen again and again to this second in a two part lesson. Present perfect is not difficult if you have studied third form and adverbs!

Present Perfect Simple & Continuous Review 1

March 19th, 2019


Present Perfect is usually the last tense studied by ESL students. That is in part because there are many elements that must be learned before! Bill helps explain in this episode.

Present Perfect Time Adverbs American English

March 18th, 2019


Adverbs are essential in the English language. Do we need adverbs to form a sentence? No... Do we need adverbs at clearly communicate? Yes...

Past Simple & Past Continuous Explained

March 17th, 2019


Past simple and past continuous are often used together. How do we do that? Bill explains in simple to understand English!

Irregular Verb Review Three American English

March 16th, 2019


There are something close to 150 irregular verbs used in everyday English! This is the third part of this subject! Have fun with English!

Irregular Verb Review Two American English

March 15th, 2019


Verbs are needed to create a sentence in English. Every sentence in English must have a verb to be grammatically correct. Billgreen54 explains English in simple and understandable ways.

Irregular Verb Review One American English

March 14th, 2019


How many irregular verbs are used in everyday English? Find out when Bill explains irregular verbs in the first of a two part lesson.

Contrasting Linking Words Explained

March 13th, 2019


There are many linking words in English. Knowing how to use them will help you better communicate! Have fun with this episode!

Organize & Summarize Linking Words

March 12th, 2019


Bill explains linking words in easy to understand American English. Have fun with this episode!

Adding Information Linking Words

March 11th, 2019


How can we add information to our statements. Find out more with Bill as he explains linking words.

Linking Words and Results Explained

March 10th, 2019


Linking words and how they are used explained in simple terms by Billgreen54 ESL Tutor!

Linking Words Reasons and Why!

March 9th, 2019


Linking words connect other words! That is a simple thought! Learn more with Bill in this episode!

"Will and Going to" Tenses Explained

March 8th, 2019


"Will" is a modal auxiliary verb and "Going to" is a phrase. They are used to refer to the same time and more! Bill explains just for you!

Present Continuous For The Future Explained

March 7th, 2019


Tenses are used many more ways than most students learn at the early stages of English. Bill explains how to use present continuous for  the future!

Work Out, Set Up, Take Up Phrasal Verbs

March 6th, 2019


"Take up" has several meanings including "Learn". Bill explains why in this episode!

Come On, Come In, Go Down Phrasal Verbs

March 5th, 2019


Phrasal Verbs are always a fun part of English! It's just the way people speak! Bill explains in simple American English!

Make Up, Take Over, Come Out Phrasal Verbs

March 4th, 2019


Make up? Is it a phrasal verb or noun? Of course, it's both! Find out more with Billgreen54!

Go Out, Point Out, Find Out Phrasal Verbs

March 3rd, 2019


Lets go out! What does that mean and how many other ways can we use this phrasal verb?

Pick Up, Go Back, Come Back Phrasal Verbs

March 2nd, 2019


Pick up can be literal and idiomatic! What does that mean? Find out when Bill explains!

Go On, Carry Out, Set Up Phrasal Verbs

March 1st, 2019


Phrasal verbs are all about everyday English. They can be idiomatic or literal and sometimes both! Find out more with Billgreen54!

Fourteen Everyday American English Expressions

February 28th, 2019


Literal or idiomatic? Can you see it happening? It's literal! Can't see it happening? It's idiomatic! Have fun with this episode!

Thirteen English Expressions Review

February 27th, 2019


No matter what a person says or does, the main idea is to communicate. Bill explains English in simple terms!

Eight English Expressions Grammar Review

February 26th, 2019


There are so many ways to communicate in all languages! Expressions are just one!

Nine American English Expressions Review

February 25th, 2019


English is always fun to study and learn. The basics start with A, B, C! From there, anything goes! The main idea is to learn how people communicate!

Eleven American English Expressions Review

February 24th, 2019


Countless English expressions are spoken every second of every day! Have fun with this episode!

Ten English Expressions Grammar Review

February 23rd, 2019


English expressions are everywhere! Learn more with Billgreen54!

Twelve American English Expressions

February 22nd, 2019


To the advanced speaker, expressions are used in everyday speech. Do you need to study common English expressions? Simple answer... Yes! Bill explains a few English expressions that will help you understand others!

Six Everyday English Expressions

February 21st, 2019


Phrases, idioms, expressions... These are just a small part of the English language! Why do we need to know expressions in English? Bill explains why and how to use them!

Past Simple Verb Grammar Review

February 20th, 2019


The verbs be, do, go, have, are all commonly used in English. Find out why when Billgreen54 explains American English!

Past Simple Tense Grammar Review

February 19th, 2019


What is past simple? It is a tense in the English language! Which verbs are commonly used with this tense? Billgreen54 explains grammar in simple to understand ways!

Present Simple Verb Tense Review

February 18th, 2019


Present simple? Infinitive? First form? What are the most common verbs used and why? Find out in this episode!

Present Simple Tense Review

February 17th, 2019


Now, actions, the past, schedules are different ways we use present simple. Find out more in the episode with Billgreen54!

Days & Months Grammar Review

February 16th, 2019


Just seven days in the week and twelve months in the year! What about that pronunciation? Billgreen54 explains with a little grammar and California accent!

Ordinal Numbers Grammar Review

February 15th, 2019


Ordinal numbers are all about "first, second, third". Learn more with this grammar review!

Cardinal Numbers Grammar Review

February 14th, 2019


Cardinal? Ordinal? Which is which? Find out when Billgreen54 explains numbers!

The Alphabet Grammar Review

February 13th, 2019


The alphabet is just the beginning to your language learning journey. Have fun as Billgreen54 uses his California English to help you with your pronunciation!

"No Way & Oops" Interjections Grammar Review

February 12th, 2019


Interjections are another fun part of English! Billgreen54 explains English so you understand it!

"Ouch & Bravo" Interjections Grammar Review

February 11th, 2019


Positive or negative? Bill explains in the episode!

"Alrighty & Okay" Interjections Grammar Review

February 10th, 2019


Did you know that Interjections stand alone! Study English with Billgreen54 ESL Teacher!

"My God & Darn It" Interjections Grammar Review

February 9th, 2019


Oh Oh! My Gosh! There are many interjections in English! Study English with Billgreen54!

"What & Wow" Interjections Grammar Review

February 8th, 2019


What is much more than a question word! Study English with Billgreen54 ESL Teacher!

"Oh Dear & I Never" Interjections Grammar Review

February 7th, 2019


Interjections can be positive, negative and more! Billgreen54 explains English understandably!

"No" Interjection Grammar Review

February 6th, 2019


How to use the word "No" as an interjection? Bill explains American English!

"Hello" Interjection Grammar Review

February 5th, 2019


Hello:) Hi:) How do they work and why? Billgreen54 explains how to use Interjections!

Interjections Grammar Review

February 4th, 2019


What are interjections? How do they work? Billgreen54 explains in this easy to understand audio lesson!

Intensive Pronouns Grammar Review

February 3rd, 2019


Intensive pronouns! What are they? How do they work? Billgreen54 ESL teacher explains!

Reflexive Pronouns Grammar Review

February 2nd, 2019


Pronouns replace nouns. That sounds easy. Let Billgreen54 help you with your English!

Relative Pronouns Grammar Review

February 1st, 2019


Billgreen54 teaches English in easy to understand ways!

Reciprocal Pronouns Grammar Review

January 31st, 2019


Study American English with Billgreen54 ESL Teacher!

Possessive Pronouns Grammar Review

January 30th, 2019


Pronouns replace nouns! That's simple! What do Possessive pronouns do? Let Billgreen54 help with your English! 

Indefinite Pronouns Grammar Review

January 29th, 2019


Indefinite pronouns don't refer to any one thing. Study English with Bill.

Interrogative Pronouns Grammar Review

January 28th, 2019


Interrogative pronouns are easy to learn with Billgreen54!

Demonstrative Pronoun Grammar Review

January 27th, 2019


Bill explains in easy to understand English. Study demonstrative pronouns with Billgreen54!

Personal Pronouns Grammar Review

January 26th, 2019


Personal pronouns are easy when Billgreen54 explains in simple terms!

"Recently/Already" Adverbs Grammar Review

January 24th, 2019


Already is used in past simple and perfect!

"Slowly/Carefully" Adverbs Grammar Review

January 22nd, 2019


Slowly and carefully are used in everyday speech!

"Rarely/Seldom" Adverbs Grammar Review

January 20th, 2019


Some adverbs are often used the same way in English!

"Always/Never" Adverbs Grammar Review

January 18th, 2019


Always is used in present simple and perfect tenses!

"Still/Lately" Adverbs Grammar Review

January 17th, 2019


Adverbs are one of the most important parts of English!

"Since/For" Adverbs Grammar Review

January 16th, 2019


Since is used for a point in time and more!

"Just/Yet" Adverbs Grammar Review

January 15th, 2019


Just and yet are used in the perfect tenses and more!

"Ever/Never" Adverbs Grammar Review

January 14th, 2019


Adverbs are one of the eight parts of English!

"Both/And" Correlative Conjunctions

January 13th, 2019


Correlative conjunctions are words used in combination with each other.

"Not only/But also" Correlative Conjunctions

January 12th, 2019


Correlative conjunctions are used in pairs!

"Either/Or" Correlative Conjunctions

January 11th, 2019


Correlative conjunctions are all about more than one!

"So" Conjunction Grammar Review

January 9th, 2019


Conjunctions are just one of the eight parts of speech!

"Or" Conjunction Grammar Review

January 8th, 2019


Conjunctions are always a fun subject!

"And/But Conjunctions Grammar Review

January 7th, 2019


Study conjunctions and understand English faster!

Correlative Conjunctions Grammar Review

January 6th, 2019


Correlative Conjunctions are always an interesting subject!

Preposition "In" Grammar Review

January 3rd, 2019


The preposition "In" is a place preposition.

Preposition "On" Grammar Review

January 2nd, 2019


The preposition "On" is a place preposition.

Preposition "At" Grammar Review

January 1st, 2019


The preposition "At" is a place preposition.

American British English Grammar Review

December 31st, 2018


What's the difference between British and American English?

Movement Prepositions Grammar Review

December 30th, 2018


Movement prepositions are all about actions.

Place Prepositions Grammar Review

December 29th, 2018


The most common place prepositions are "In, On, At".

Time Prepositions Grammar Review

December 28th, 2018


Time prepositions are all about collocations from the past!

By, Next to, Beside Preposition Grammar Review

December 27th, 2018


By, next to, and beside can be used interchangeably.

Arbitrary Collocations Grammar Review

December 26th, 2018


What are arbitrary collocations? Actually, I created this term!

Prepositions Grammar Review

December 25th, 2018


Prepositions are all about "place, movement and time".

Adverb Adjective Grammar Review

December 24th, 2018


How are adverbs and adjectives connected? Many adverbs are created using an adjective. Like or likely? High or highly? Slow or slowly? Which is which and why? Speak fast with better English!

Superlative Adjective Grammar Review

December 23rd, 2018


The biggest! The coldest! The prettiest! These are all superlative adjectives to learn. Compare more than one, two or more with superlatives! Study …

Possesive Adjective Grammar Review

December 22nd, 2018


Here is a short and simple explanation by Bill to refresh your memory or maybe help with a part of English you didn't know! Have fun with English!

Feelings Adjective Grammar Review

December 21st, 2018


How to describe feelings? He is sad:( She is happy:) They are kind! Feelings are easily describes with a few simple adjectives! Learn more with Billgreen54!

Personality Adjective Grammar Review

December 20th, 2018


She is artistic! He is creative! They are intelligent! These are all personality adjectives. Adjectives are describing words. Have fun with English!

Noun Adjective Grammar Review

December 19th, 2018


What is a noun adjective? It's a noun that describes another noun! Remember that a word is just a word until we give it a job!

Comparative Adjective Grammar Review

December 18th, 2018


How do we compare things in English? This one is bigger! That one is better! Hers' is prettier than his! Adjectives are describing words. Compare two and now you know how! Learn English with Billgreen54!

Demonstrative Adjective Grammar Review

December 17th, 2018


This and that are two of the most used demonstrative adjectives. This grammar review will help remind you of what adjectives do. Have fun with this one!

Noun Modifier Grammar Review

December 16th, 2018


A noun modifier is a word that changes another word. This could be an adjective, an adverb. Words that modify a noun to help better understand or …

Predicate Noun Grammar Review

December 15th, 2018


Nouns are always an interesting subject! Predicate nouns are no exception! A predicate noun is a word that renames or provides more information. Learn more with Billgreen54!

Proper Noun Grammar review

December 14th, 2018


Mr. Jones, Bill, Larisa, Chicago, Florida... These are all proper nouns. There are many rules and examples! En easy way to remember a proper noun is …

Collective Noun Grammar Review

December 13th, 2018


Collectives represent a group! They are uncountable! In other words, we can't use an "S" to form a plural! Furniture, money, electronics, fruit, …

Abstract Noun Grammar Review

December 12th, 2018


Abstract nouns are all about a quality, idea or state! They are just the opposite of concrete nouns! In other words, we can't touch, smell or taste abstract nouns! Learn more with Billgreen54!

Count Noun Grammar Review

December 11th, 2018


Count nouns are just what it sounds like. We can count "count nouns"! Chair, table, book, pencil are all count nouns. Study more with Billgreen54!

Gerund Grammar Review

December 10th, 2018


Gerunds are verbs that act like nouns! We do this by adding "ing" to a verb after a state verb! An example would be "I like walking with Larisa" Like …

Mass Noun Grammar Review

December 9th, 2018


Mass or uncountable nouns are nouns we can't technically count! Sugar, rice, water, coffee are all mass nouns. Learn more with Billgreen54!

Compound Noun Grammar Review

December 8th, 2018


Nouns are just nouns, right? Not really! There are many types of nouns. A compound noun is two nouns put together. A compound noun can also be a word created with a noun and adjective! Learn more with Billgreen54!

Concrete Noun Grammar Review

December 7th, 2018


Concrete nouns refer to things we can touch, see, hear, smell! The five senses play an important role here. Can you touch it? It is a concrete noun. …

Common Noun Grammar Review

December 6th, 2018


Nouns are all about "People, Place, Thing" right? Well, maybe:) Nouns can be used many different ways. Common nouns are usually easy for most students. Have fun with This subject!

Action Verb Grammar Review

December 5th, 2018


Run, jump, dance, walk... are all action verbs! In English, there are many different types of verbs. Action verbs are usually one of the easiest parts of English to learn! Learn more with Billgreen54!

Present Participle Grammar Review

December 4th, 2018


Most ESL students never learn the term "Present Participle". Why is that? Teachers just don't think of teaching English grammar terminology most of …

Stative Verb Grammar Review

December 3rd, 2018


Think, see, listen, hear, smell, have! These are all stative verbs! State verbs are all about facts as opposed to actions! Learn more with Billgreen54!

Infinitive Verb Grammar Review

December 2nd, 2018


Verbs in the first form or infinitive verbs? What are they? Actually, they are both the same. Questions, negatives, positives! When do we use them? Find out more with Billgreen54!

Past Simple Grammar Review

December 1st, 2018


Regular or irregular verbs? Present simple or past simple? Which is correct and why? Here are simple answers to these questions! Learn more with …

Past Participle Grammar Review

November 30th, 2018


Infinitive, past simple, past participle! What are they? They are the three verb forms in English! Past participle is important for many reasons. Did you know that many past participle verbs are also adjectives? Have …

Auxiliary Verb Grammar Review

November 29th, 2018


What are auxiliary verbs? They are words that help other verbs. All continuous tense use at least two verbs. Auxiliary verbs help with time and full …

Verb Too Grammar Review

November 28th, 2018


Verbs are used so many ways in English! Most nouns are verbs and many verbs are nouns. Remember that a word is just a word until you decide how to use it. Is it an action? Is it a thing? Billgreen54 teaches more!

Empty Verb Grammar Review

November 27th, 2018


What is an empty verb? It is a verb that has no single definition. Empty verbs are used many different ways. They often replace natural verbs! Learn more with Billgreen54!

Modal Verb Grammar Review

November 26th, 2018


Modal Auxiliary verbs are used many ways in the English language. Why are they called auxiliary verbs? Because they are always used with another verb! Lets find out more with Billgreen54!

Negative Question Grammar Review

November 25th, 2018


Negative questions are one of the most polite ways to learn more about someone or something. There are many ways to ask for something in English. …

Partitives Grammar Review

November 24th, 2018


One can of soda! One pound of sugar! Two gallons of water! Five bottles of milk! These are all partitives. It is another way we determine how much or how many!

Indirect Request Grammar Review

November 23rd, 2018


Why would someone ask for something indirectly? Good question, right? Find out why we ask questions in so many ways. Study English with Billgreen54.

Passive Voice Grammar Review

November 22nd, 2018


Passive voice is when we reverse the object and subject. Bill wrote that book! or That book was written by Bill! Which is more common and why!

Indirect Question Grammar Review

November 21st, 2018


Direct or indirect? Which is better? Actually, speakers of English use both. It is possible that indirect might be a little more polite! Have fun …

Meeting and Hello Grammar Review

November 20th, 2018


Meeting someone for the first time should be easy in English. As an ESL student, it may not be so easy without a little practice! Join Billgreen54 …

Determiners 2 Grammar Review

November 19th, 2018


Determiners come from many parts of the English language. What is a determiner? Find out with the detailed grammar review!

Question Tag Grammar Review

November 18th, 2018


Question tags are another fun part of English to study. This grammar is normally taught at the intermediate level. I like teaching it at the elementary level for a number of reasons! Study English with Billgreen54!

Goodbye Grammar Review

November 17th, 2018


Goodbye! So long! Bye for now! See you! These are all ways to depart from someone. Are they all polite? How common is the word "Goodbye" in American …

Time Adverbs Grammar Review

November 16th, 2018


Time adverbs are just one part of the English language. Adverbs and how they are used is one of the most important pieces of the English language puzzle.

Quantifier & Partitive Grammar Review

November 15th, 2018


Quantifiers help use determine how much, how many and more! Partitives are all about a glass of, a bottle of and more! Have fun studying with Billgreen54!

Determiner Grammar Review

November 14th, 2018


Determiners are another interesting subject! Determiners are words that help use know what noun we are talking about. Study English with Billgreen54!

Active & Passive Voice Grammar Review

November 13th, 2018


Passive voice is often a mystery to most students of a second language. Why? Because most students who study English as a foreign language stop studying at the elementary level.

Interjection Grammar Review

November 12th, 2018


Interjections are always fun to study! Just about any word in English can be an interjection! Did you know the word "Yes" is an adverb? Did you know that it is also an interjection?

Adverbs Grammar Review

November 11th, 2018


Adverbs are probably the most important part of the English language. Adverbs do so many things. Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, phrases and other adverbs!

Verb Grammar Review

November 10th, 2018


Verbs are easy once you get the hang of it! Did you know that most verbs are nouns and are other parts of English too!

Pronoun Grammar Review

November 9th, 2018


So, what is a pronoun? Pronouns relace nouns! There are many different pronouns in English. Study English with Bill! Have fun!

Adjective Grammar Review

November 5th, 2018


Why do we need adjectives? There are many reasons! Adjectives are describing words. Take the time to learn adjectives again with Billgreen54 ESL Teacher!

Preposition Grammar Review

November 5th, 2018


Prepositions are an interesting part of English. Place prepositions "in, at, on" are used in countless ways. Study English again with Billgreen54. Have fun with prepositions!

Conjunction Grammar Review

November 5th, 2018


Conjunctions explained in understandable American English by Billgreen54! What are conjunctions? What do they do? Study English again with Bill. Have fun with conjunctions!

Noun Grammar Review

November 5th, 2018


What is a noun? People, place, thing! Easy right? Well maybe for some. For others who studied English in grade school, have fun studying the basics …

Prefix, Suffix, Affix Grammar Review

November 5th, 2018


Join Billgreen54 ESL teacher for this interesting and informative review of affixes. Bill shares grammar in a simple and understandable way!

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