The grammar of phrasal verbs

Grammar: Phrasal Verbs

There are three main types of phrasal verbs. We look at the grammar behind using phrasal verbs successfully, and what you need to remember.

Grammar mini-test – I wish & if only

Grammar: ‘I wish’ and ‘If only’

We use ‘I wish’ and ‘If only’ to make wishes about the present and the future, to express regrets about the past and to express annoyance about present behaviour or situations.

Grammar Test 3

Aptis Grammar Practice Test 3

The Aptis Core Test includes the grammar component. Our grammar practice tests follow the official exam format and also explain any wrong answers.

Aptis core test

Aptis Core Test: Vocabulary and Grammar

A compliation of our Aptis Core Test practice for Aptis General, Aptis for Teachers and Aptis Advanced. Test your vocabulary and grammar and check out the differences in language use.

Grammar test 2

Aptis Grammar Practice Test 2

The Aptis Grammar Test forms part of the Core Test. Our tests follow official exam format and timing, and also help you with any wrong answers by explaining the rules.

Have something done

Grammar: ‘Have Something Done’

‘Have something done’ (the causative ‘have’) is another passive form. We use it when we arrange (and usually pay) for someone else to do something for us.

Using the Passive

Grammar: Passive Forms

There are four main steps to consider when you want to use passive forms. Let’s revise the basics for changing active to passive & vice-versa.

Aptis Advanced Grammar test

Aptis Advanced: Grammar Practice Test 1

Aptis Advanced: a C1-level grammar test. 25 questions in a three-option multiple-choice format, adhering to official exam timing. This time we’re concentrating on written grammar.

Grammar: 3rd conditional

Grammar: The 3rd Conditional

The 3rd conditional is the only one that refers to the past. We use it to talk about past situations that can no longer be changed; hypothetical situations.  Practise using it here.

The language of agreeing & disagreeing

Grammar: Agreeing & Disagreeing

Spoken Grammar: Agreeing & Disagreeing. Part of the Aptis Core Test deals with the use of grammar when speaking, so practise and test this here.