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Get help with your English grammar

Find out how these sessions can help you to improve your knowledge and use of English grammar, through reading, writing, listening and speaking.

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One-off Grammar Sessions

While the University is closed for teaching, you can get support with particular aspects of English grammar by visiting this website.

Tense review

Review the different tenses you need to use at university in written assignments, presentations and discussions.

Comparing things

Compare, contrast and describe data and ideas and add emphasis in your assignments and discussions.


Use a/an/the accurately to improve your written assignments, presentations and discussions.

Pronouns and referencing

Avoid repetition and learn to write clearly in your written assignments, presentations and discussions.

Verbs and verb patterns

Select appropriate verbs to report on authors’ views and findings.

Linking ideas

Link and present ideas concisely and coherently in your written assignments, presentations and discussions.

Relative clauses

Define what you are writing about and add extra information in your sentences.

Nominalisation in written English

Describe concepts and develop the required academic tone of your writing.

The passive

Highlight the important participants or events in sentences and maintain good flow of ideas in your writing.


Use cautious language in your writing to indicate your stance on a particular subject or on the claims that you are making.

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Due to COVID19, we are unable to provide you with grammar support sessions.

You can visit this website where you will find explanations and activities on various aspects of English grammar.

We appreciate your understanding during these times of uncertainty.