What is grammar?

Grammar is a fundamental aspect of language and generally refers to the study or use of rules that govern the structure and arrangement of words. It encompasses various elements such as order, syntax, tenses which collectively contribute to conveying meanings and enable us to phrase and structure our sentences. It's safe to say that a language simply wouldn't be able to function without grammar. Ultimately, understanding and applying grammar principles are essential for mastering a language and achieving proficiency in both written and spoken form.

How many grammar rules are there in English?

Estimates suggest that the English language consists of approximately 3,500 grammar rules, as per various sources. However, it is important not to get disheartened by this number! Truth be told, you don't need to master each and every one of those rules in order to communicate efficiently. By focusing on understanding and correctly implementing a core set of basic grammar rules, you can confidently express yourself in spoken and written English without any major hindrances.

Teaching yourself Grammar

Our online English lessons are built to cater to your needs, ensuring that you not only learn new grammar concepts, but also retain and memorize what you have learned. Through our lessons, we provide opportunities to build your vocabulary and review words you have learned in order to make sure you've mastered them in the long run. 10 minutes a day is all it takes to build your confidence in English, eliminating the need for grammar checkers.

Remember: repetition is the key to truly mastering a language, and practice makes perfect! At Gymglish, we believe in making grammar learning enjoyable and effective, whether you prefer using our user-friendly app or our desktop version.

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Grammar rules by category

You'll find the essential English grammar rules you need to know in order to improve your writing and speaking skills.

Each of our explanations include a grammar rule along with examples in order to help you understand how to use them.

List of grammar rules by category:

Auxiliaries and modals

There are three auxiliaries in English: do, be and have. They are used to express the negative and interrogative forms and to form various tenses.

Modals, on the other hand, are used to express: permission, obligation, ability, advice, possibility...

Note: "need" is also a modal, but its use as a modal is much less common.


Here, you will find some English grammar rules to help you understand the nuances between each tense. Conjugation is made easy thanks to Gymglish!


Irregular verbs, regular verbs... phrasal verbs? These guides will help you understand their meaning.


Superlative or comparative: how and when to use them?


Articles and pronouns

Adverbs et conjunctions


Further reading

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