I’m very happy to see mrthoth is back making his videos on English grammar (which are by far the best I’ve come across online). If your written grammar is weak, these videos are a must-see. Visit his YouTube channel here to watch all 55 videos.
Grammar is a cornerstone of the IELTS writing process. User mrthoth’s latest video ‘What is a verb?’ is a real straightforward look at how a complex English sentence can be built upon a very basic partnership between a subject and verb. In the essays I mark every day, I often see students that try to write long, elaborate sentences in an effort to impress their reader. The problem is that they do not fully understand very rudimentary grammatical practices. Thus, they are trying to build complex sentence structures on a shaky foundation, which of course leads to problems.
Here is mrthoth’s ‘What is a verb?’: