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Grammar Sites
Bacon Punctuation
Here's a delightful infographic providing a sentence about bacon to illustrate every aspect of English punctuation! The site has several other useful grammar infographics as well.

Common Errors in English Usage
An ongoing list of common errors in word choice, spelling, usage, etc.

Daily Grammar
Sign up for an e-mailed grammar lesson for five days of the week, with a quiz the sixth.

English Practice
A good selection of short "lessons" on various grammatical topics (e.g., why adjectives are usede in a particular order).

Garbl's Writing Center

Grammar and Style Notes
An English professor's "miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage."

Grammar and Usage for the Non-Expert

This site offers a free grammar checker (with the goal of getting you to pay for their "deep checker"), a nice blog on grammatical topics, and lots of cool infographics.

Grammarly Handbook
A huge guide to grammar, along with an online grammar checker.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Basic grammar tips, hotline, interactive quizzes, quotes, links, FAQ, more.

Interesting Things for ESL Students
The grammar and word-games pages may be of interest to any writer.

Linguistic Fun Page
Links to amusing and helpful references on grammatical use and misuse, such as misquoted quotes, funny translation errors, "The Book of Cliches," and more.

On Line English Grammar
Tips, exercises, a "grammar clinic," and practice pages.

Pain in the English
This is an interesting and entertaining site that offers not only basic grammar advice, but discussions on why certain words and phrases are used, and a host of other topics. It covers word coinage, word history, expressions, grammar, punctuation and mechanics, style, usage, and an intriguing section on "opinions." Information and opinions are contributed by a number of participants, which offers a variety of viewpoints; one can pose questions on these various topics to the "group."

Readibility Test Tool
Discover the "reading ease" level of your prose based on several readability indices on this interesting site.

Rules for Using a Comma
If you're wondering whether to put that, comma, in or leave it, out, check out this page!

Lots of articles here on various grammatical issues.

The Self-Editing Blog, by John Marlow
One of the clearest and most readable selections of editing, grammar and usage tips that I've come across in a long time. It has some great articles on "using the wrong word" that I wish some of my favorite authors (or at least their copyeditors) had read.

The Tongue Untied
Grammar and punctuation can be dull subjects -- so I'm always delighted to find a site or blog that makes them fun and interesting. This blog combines serious how-to (or rather, how-to-avoid-mistakes) pieces with entertaining essays, poems and more.

Style Guides, References and Research Papers
If you're like me, writing bibliographies for a book or research paper is perhaps one of your least favorite tasks. Enter BibMe, an intriguing site where you can automatically generate bibliography entries! You can have the site look up a book for you and create an entry, or manually enter the information, then just cut and paste the results.

Essay Writing Resources
Though aimed primarily at students, this site has a wealth of information on how to research, organize and write essays and various types of papers.

MLA Style Guide
This site explains how to format works according to the standard, generally accepted MLA style, including how to cite references both within the text and in one's bibliography. Worth a look as citation rules have changed in the Internet age.

Online Guide to Writing and Research
An online book about how to write effectively; aimed primarily toward academic writing.

University of Kansas Writing Guide
Links to a variety of writing resources, with an emphasis on scholarly/academic writing.

UVic Writer's Guide
Designed primarily to assist in writing essays and papers, this site contains many useful tips on style, presentation, organization, and similar topics.

Online Books and Style Guides
Home of a number of classic grammar, writing and style books.

Bartlett's Quotations

Chicago Manual of Style

Elements of Style

The King's English
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It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences: A Writer's Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences

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The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed

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Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose

Woe is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English


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