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English Grammar: Home
This guide contains resources for English Language Mechanics and Usage, for guidance and practice. These resources may be of interest to Basic Skills Communication students, and those in intermediate and advanced ESL courses.
Speechling is a tool that allows you to listen to a phrase in a particular language and then repeat it back, recording your version, which you can then compare to the recording on the system. For grammar practice, it can be helpful for the modeling of sentences.
A comprehensive list of grammar topics with exercises.
Free Rice is an online game and a humanitarian effort all rolled into one. Users play a multiple choice style game and earn rice that is distributed by the United Nations World Food Programme for correct answers. There are multiple categories to choose from. The categories listed here pertain to this guide, but you can click on one of the links and change the category when you are on their website if you wish to practice a different category.
The Standard Deviants look at sentence problems, including sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences. Then we examine common grammatical traps, such as tense shifts, vague pronoun references, and faulty parallels. We'll wrap things up with a look at acceptable grammar "errors"—like the use of contractions, splitting infinitives, and using prepositions at the end of sentences. Topics include: Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices, Run-On Sentences, Tense Shifts, Vague Pronoun References, Faulty Parallels, and Acceptable Errors.
Sentence time! The Standard Deviants look at simple sentences, not-so-simple complex sentences, and compound sentences. We'll also explain how phrases and objects work within sentences. Topics include: Simple Sentences, Phrases, Direct and Indirect Objects, Compound Sentences, Dependent and independent Clauses, Complex Sentences, and Sentence Fragments.
Cerebellum introduces grammar students to adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions. These are the structures that add grace and complexity to our sentences. Topics cover adverb review, preposition identification and use, conjunctions, paired conjunctions, and interjections. Topics include: Adverbs Compared to Adjectives, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Paired Conjunctions, and Interjections.