Ch 4: Particles, Prepositions, Phrasal Verbs & Idioms for ESL Students

About This Chapter

Work on your skills with particles, idioms, phrasal verbs, and prepositions in this chapter discussing some of the more complicated corners of the English language, especially for non-native speakers. Use the assessments to test your understanding of the material.

Particles, Prepositions, Phrasal Verbs & Idioms for ESL Students - Chapter Summary

Everyone who has learned a second language knows how complicated idioms can be to the uninitiated, and prepositions, particles, and phrasal verbs can be just as confusing. Take a gander at the fun and interesting video and text lessons in this chapter to get up to speed on these confusing areas of the English language. The lessons here will talk about:

  • The role of particles in English grammar
  • Definitions and examples of phrasal verbs
  • Identifying and using idioms
  • Understanding prepositions
  • Using and defining prepositions and correlatives

Every lesson provides a concentrated burst of information from an experienced English teacher, with engaging graphics designed to hold your attention and make learning both fun and memorable. You can follow along with the lesson transcripts or print them out for a handy notes resource. Track your progress by taking the practice quizzes and chapter exam. Need more help? Try the instructor contact feature where you can ask questions of our experts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Particles, Prepositions, Phrasal Verbs & Idioms for ESL Students
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Particle in English Grammar

1. The Particle in English Grammar

Particles are small words, but they make a world of difference in the English language. In this lesson, we'll look at their use and a debate between experts on if they are adverbs or something else entirely.

What is a Preposition? - Definition, Uses & Examples

2. What is a Preposition? - Definition, Uses & Examples

Prepositions are essential to sentences because they provide additional and necessary details. In this lesson, we will explore the definition and roles of the preposition.

What is a Prepositional Phrase? - Definition & Examples

3. What is a Prepositional Phrase? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will examine the prepositional phrase, a grammatical tool that acts very much like an adjective or adverb. In other words, this type of phrase provides additional information about a noun or verb. Read on to learn how it works.

Using Prepositions and Correlatives

4. Using Prepositions and Correlatives

It's frustrating to hear 'because I said so,' but sometimes that's just the way it is. In this lesson, you'll learn two areas of grammar where you can't rely on patterns; you'll just have to memorize.

American Idioms for ESL Students

5. American Idioms for ESL Students

Idioms are a part of basically every daily communication. In this lesson, we will discuss some common American idioms that will help you improve your understanding of the English language and build your conversational skills.

Phrasal Verbs: Definition & Examples

6. Phrasal Verbs: Definition & Examples

Phrasal verbs are verbs that contain more than one word. In this lesson, we'll learn about the roles of phrasal verbs and when they can and cannot be separated in a sentence.

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