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Useful website links: Grammar and Punctuation.
« on: February 27, 2007, 03:01:12 PM »
Candy has asked that we make a new topic for all the grammar and punctuation links, recommended by MWC members.

As this is a subject that comes up time and time again I think it is an excellent idea to have them all in one place for any future reference.

I have copied some links below which Saturnine and Crystal Wizard have already posted. If you have any other favourites please, feel free to post them here.


Cathy C


P.S. Do look out for Nick’s new course: "Essential English for Authors," which will cover all the main points authors need to be aware of to ensure that their work is taken seriously by a potential publisher. It should be published by WCCL later this year.




LINKS FROM SATURNINE:
http://www.chipsquinn.org/skills/write/write.aspx?id=223
http://mrbraiman.home.att.net/page25.html
http://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/369110
http://rwc.hunter.cuny.edu/reading-writing/on-line/endpunc.html


LINKS FROM CRYSTAL WIZARD:
Here's the link to the online version of the Chicago Manual
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html
Fire & Knowledge, a guide to writing well
http://www.fireandknowledge.org/archives/2007/01/08/a-guide-to-writing-well/
Parts of a story
http://library.thinkquest.org/27864/data/cyoc/parts.html
Literary terms
http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/index.html
Jack Lynch's guide to grammar
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/index.html
Writing tips and how-tos
http://www.knowledgehound.com/topics/writing.htm
Humorous grammar rules. These make their point by breaking the rule they are about, so you can see it.
http://www.creativeteachingsite.com/humorgrammar.htm
Common errors in English
http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~brians/errors/errors.html#errors
Wordsmyth
http://www.wordsmyth.net/live/home.php
A very good, very easy to read/understand page of rules is right here:
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm







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Re: Useful website links: Grammar and Punctuation.
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 02:53:29 AM »
There's also an online edition of The Elements of Style by Strunk.  This was the main grammar book we used when I was in school, and I found it really useful.
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Re: Useful website links: Grammar and Punctuation.
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2007, 03:37:17 AM »
I've found "Grammar Slammer" very useful:

http://englishplus.com/grammar/contents.htm

Not always in direct sync with the Chicago Manual, but close and pretty extensive.


And there is this site. I don't recall everything on it, but could be a good primer.

http://dumblittleman.blogspot.com/2006/12/40-tips-to-improve-your-grammar-and.html

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Re: Useful website links: Grammar and Punctuation.
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007, 09:39:31 PM »
Another link that Nick mentioned, in answer to another members post about verbs, that could be helpful:

http://www.cftech.com/BrainBank/OTHERREFERENCE/GRAMMARANDPUNCTUATION/PartsSpeech.html

also:

The Guide to Grammar & Writing. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

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Look for Sentence Parts, in the menu under Word & Sentence Level.

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Re: Useful website links: Grammar and Punctuation.
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007, 05:44:22 AM »
This is a free site that lets you check for overused words and repeated phrases in your work. I found it useful (says a lot about my work!!)

https://www.autocrit.com/
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Re: Useful website links: Grammar and Punctuation.
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008, 05:57:25 PM »
Hi Cathy I have dicided to take the bull by the horns & I'm gonna get me grammar sorted. thanks for the link I have downloaded the 'Power Point' version of...

A very good, very easy to read/understand page of rules is right here:
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm

... and I'm going to learn it good.
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Re: Useful website links: Grammar and Punctuation.
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2008, 09:35:30 AM »
Here's a useful website - posted by Kasha.

It's a Dictionary of Slang.

http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/g.htm
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2009, 11:53:38 AM »
Resource by Goodkingelf
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar/home.htm