English Grammar Resources

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11 Rules of Writing
"This site is a concise guide to some of the most commonly violated rules of writing, grammar, and punctuation. It is
intended for all writers as an aid in the learning and refining of writing skills."

The American Heritage Book of English Usage
A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English
"With a detailed look at grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms, this valuable reference work is ideal for students, writers, academicians and anybody concerned about proper writing style."
Published 1996.
Online edition published by Bartleby.com, 2000.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
"Use this site to find the answers to your questions concerning proper English grammar and punctuation."
Full online version of Jane Straus popular grammar guide.

AskOxford.com
An entertaining and educational site from Oxford University Press.
Sections include: Ask the Experts ; World of Words ; Better Writing ; Word Games ; Global English ; Education.

The Chicago Manual of Style FAQ (and not so FAQ)
Questions answered from the manuscript editing department at the University of Chicago Press

Common Errors in English
A lot of good examples
Paul Brians, Prof. of English, Washington State University

Daily Grammar
"Daily Grammar is a free service of Word Place, Inc. Much like A Word A Day (no affiliation), which teaches you a new word each day, Daily Grammar sends you e-mail messages with a grammar lesson five days of the week and a quiz on the sixth day...Mr. Bill Johanson is the author of the lessons. He taught high school and junior high school English classes for thirty years and did a great job of preparing his students for college."

English Grammar Clinic
"Send your English grammar question to us and the professional teaching staff at Lydbury English Centre will post the answer where you will be able to view it...There is a page of FAQs (frequently asked question) pages for speedy research...Finally, the grammar cafÈ for a chat with friends."

Free English and Spelling Lessons
Learn: Basic English ; Grammar Rules ; Spelling Rules ; Useful Sentences ; Correct Pronunciation.
By Mikie Metric

Grammar and Style Guide - (dead link)
By Jack Lynch

Grammar Hotline Directory
An Annual Publication of Tidewater Community College

Grammar Lady
Just a beautiful web page and useful too.

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
"...offers online handouts covering writing, research, grammar, and MLA and APA style."

Some Notes on Gender-Neutral Language
Carolyn Jacobson, graduate assistant, English Department, University of Pennsylvania

Structure of English
"This page contains a basic guide to the structure of the English language. It is written for GCE Advanced level students but will certainly be helpful to undergraduates looking for an introduction to grammar."
By Andrew Moore

Traditional Grammar: An Interactive Book - (dead link)
"...is a complete and free introduction to the basic syntactic structure of Modern English and the most common prescriptive errors in formal writing and how to avoid them...as its subtitle promises, interactive in the sense that it contains thousands of interactive exercises designed to help the student learn the material of the book. Approximately every other page of the book is interactive."
By Donald E. Hardy, Dept. of English, Northern Illinois University

Webgrammer
"Need a bit of help with spelling, grammar, homonyms, punctuation, capitalization, etc.? Or information in the areas of writing, education, typography, academic research, or Web development?"
By Judy Vorfeld

See also our Writing Resources page.

Kaplan Products

Grammar Power
"Whatever your writing needs - from a term paper to a resume - you understand the critical importance of communicating with clarity and precision. Kaplan's Grammar Power, the essential grammar workshop, will help you write more clearly, concisely, and powerfully with an effective, step-by-step program."

Grammar Power
"Whatever your writing needs - from a term paper to a resume - you understand the critical importance of communicating with clarity and precision. Kaplan's Grammar Power, the essential grammar workshop, will help you write more clearly, concisely, and powerfully with an effective, step-by-step program."



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