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Verb Tenses and Passives, University of California, Irvine

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About this Course

This is the first course in the Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation specialty. In this course, you will review the verb tenses that you learned in beginning English classes and learn about a few tenses you may not know very well. In all, you'll cover all 12 of the English verb tenses and passive verb forms. Most importantly, you'll learn how to blend these tenses, which is what native speakers frequently do. This course is vital to your becoming a more fluent English speaker. Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version....

Top reviews


Mar 11, 2017

Really usefull if you have some english knowledge, but you are not absolutely sure if you are using the correct tense. Videos are really fun! I love the teachers!!


Oct 19, 2018

It was a very good course.We make so many mistakes without realizing. Especially mixing of tenses while speaking.\n\nA big Thank you to all my teachers.

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102 Reviews

By Enana Younes

Feb 07, 2019

One of the best courses.. I enjoyed every minute of it.

By Li Yunyu

Feb 06, 2019


By Pradeep Kumar

Feb 05, 2019

Helpful course. Have enjoyed the course.

By Nahed Jesry

Jan 30, 2019

Amazing course!

By Saisamorn Jennings

Jan 27, 2019

Great education and I had fun with this course and learn new things.Thank you.

By Rogerio Braga Bandeira

Jan 12, 2019

Very very good.

By Ammar Khalil

Jan 09, 2019


By Saw A Rock

Jan 02, 2019

really helpful and useful for who are non native speaker in English. learned a lot of grammar her. thanks Coursera

By MD Shofique

Dec 24, 2018

Very helpful courses for the development of our life.

By Nawab Jan

Dec 12, 2018

This course helped to understand verb tenses as well passives, I have improved my knowledge regarding these things and I am very happy and confident.