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English Grammar and Style Theme Page

This "Theme Page" has links to information about English Grammar and Style. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) and reference materials (e.g., style books) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.

Ask a Grammar Expert
People you can ask when you have a grammar question.

Banished Words
The P.R. Department of Lake Superior State University publishes this annual compilation of "Words and phrases BANISHED from the Queen's English for Mis-, Mal- and Over-Use, as well as General Uselessness."

[The] Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
Student exercises (with answers) set this resource apart from other grammar manuals.

Common Errors in English
Brief explanations of common errors in word usage (e.g., "who's" and "whose"). There's also a list of commonly misspelled words and a section on word usages that are correct but which are frequently considered wrong.

[The] Curmudgeon's Stylebook
Bill Walsh (copy desk chief of The Washington Times) created this writer's guide. He mixes strong opinion with humour.

Daily Grammar
This web site is a source of brief student lessons (with exercises and answers) on grammar. You can receive the lessons through a daily listserv or browse the archives.

[An] Elementary Grammar
There are over twenty headings on elementary grammar topics at this UK site. These range from "Word Order" to "The Present Perfect Continuous Tense" and beyond.

Elements of Style
William Strunk Jr.'s on-line edition of the ultimate authority on the elementary rules of usage and the principles of composition.

Guide to Grammar and Style
This guide contains a miscellany of notes on grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage that Jack Lynch has prepared for his University classes.

Grammar Lesson Plans
Seven lesson plans from Brigham Young University. These have not been originally designed with K-12 students in mind, but many should be adaptable.

Grammar, Punctuation, and Capitalization
A handbook for technical writers.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
The writing element means that this is not just a grammar site.

[The] King's English by Fowler
An extensive resource.

On-line English Grammar Resource
The On-line English Grammar Resource allows students and teachers to obtain information on the proper use of grammar through either an online searchable database or by accessing grammatical topics/rules through the alphabetical index.

Resources for Writers
Over 130 handouts for writing students/instructors from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University. Some are instructional in nature; others are exercises in grammatical topics.
This repository of lesson plans has about 20 lessons in English Grammar. Use the search engine ("grammar") on the home page to find them.

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