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Free English Grammar Worksheets For Your ESL Lessons

Grammar: It’s what holds language together, it’s crucial to speaking and writing well, it’s … sooooo boring.

If you hate teaching grammar (or even if you love it!) you’ll love these free worksheets.

They’ll help your students understand and practice things like that pesky past participle — and in turn become better speakers and writers!

Why Is Grammar So Important For ESL Learners?

Grammar is the structure of language: it’s how we put words together to create meaningful, widely understood sentences.

As native English speakers, we may have received some grammar instruction in school.

By and large, though, our grammar knowledge is innate: we don’t need to know fancy terms for what all the parts of speech are in order to speak correctly.

For non-native speakers, however, grammar is a lot harder. This is especially true because not every language’s grammar functions the same way.

For example, Chinese doesn’t have a plural form, and the way past and future tense work is different. Likewise, many languages such as Hebrew and French are gendered, so they refer to inanimate objects using the equivalent of “her” and “him”.

Because it’s confusing getting used to a new way of speaking, nonnative speakers should learn formal grammar so that they can understand how to put sentences together correctly and fluently in English.

How Can You Incorporate Grammar Into Your Lessons?

Worksheets are a really great way to have your class practice grammar.

When your students do a number of exercises practicing the same grammar concept (like future tense or indirect objects), they gain a better understanding of how the concept works in different settings.

Doing the work by themselves also forces your students to pay attention and try more, which will help them apply the grammar concepts they’ve learned in their own writing and speaking.

Get 33+ strategies and activities for teaching English grammar here.

Free Printable ESL Grammar Worksheets

Download, customize and print all of the following worksheets for ESL teachers for free and use them within your lessons!

Our worksheets archive is currently under development.
Please get in touch if you want to contribute resources to share with your fellow teachers.

Word PDFCount and Non-Count NounsMake a grocery list
Word PDFCount and Non-Count NounsQuantifiers
Word PDFCount and Non-Count NounsParagraph using quantifiers.
Word PDFCount and Non-Count NounsUncountable nouns
Word PDFCount and Non-Count NounsCountable-uncountable
PDFCount and Non-Count NounsSome Or Any
PDFCount and Non-Count NounsA Lot, Lots of, Lot
Word PDFModal VerbsModal List Explanation
Word PDFModal VerbsQuestions With Modals
PDFModal VerbsMay and Might
PDFModal VerbsMust and Have
Word PDFModal VerbsShould-shouldn’t discussion images
Word PDFModal VerbsCan and Could Questionare
Word PDFModal VerbsDialogue with Modals
Word PDFConditionalsFirst Conditional
Word PDFConditionals2nd, 3rd Conditional Questions
Word PDFConditionalsI Wonder
Word PDFGerunds and InfinitivesGerunds & Infinitives List
Word PDFGerunds and InfinitivesGerunds & Infinitives Worksheet
Word PDFGerunds and InfinitivesGerunds Worksheet
PDFGerunds and InfinitivesAdjective + Preposition
Word PDFGerunds and InfinitivesInfinitive Sentence Patterns
Word PDFGerunds and InfinitivesLike + Gerund
Word PDFGerunds and InfinitivesClarifying Differences in Gerunds Infinitives
Word PDFPrepositionsFor and To
Word PDFPrepositionsPrepositions – at, in, on
Word PDFPrepositionsPrepositons of time practice
Word PDFPrepositionsList of verbs + prepositions
PDFPrepositionsPrepositions Worksheet
PDFComparatives and SuperlativesJob questionare-superlatives
Word PDFComparatives and SuperlativesComparative Questions
Word PDFComparatives and SuperlativesComparative examples
PDFAdjective ClausesAdjective clause examples
Word PDFArticles and ConjunctionsArticles explanation
Word PDFArticles and ConjunctionsArticles Worksheet-practice
Word PDFMiscellaneous Grammar and Vocabed and ing endings
PDFMiscellaneous Grammar and VocabPronunciation-ed-endings
PDFMiscellaneous Grammar and VocabEd Endings Pronunciation 2
Word PDFMiscellaneous Grammar and VocabUseful Expressions
PDFMiscellaneous Grammar and VocabSynonym list
PDFMiscellaneous Grammar and VocabAntonyms list
PDFMiscellaneous Grammar and VocabName every state in America

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