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Grammar Sites
Bacon Punctuation
http://thevisualcommunicationguy.com/2014/08/25/bacon-punctuation-a-sentence-about-bacon-for-every-use-of-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.

Daily Grammar
http://www.dailygrammar.com
Sign up for an e-mailed grammar lesson for five days of the week, with a quiz the sixth.

Edit Central
http://www.editcentral.com/gwt1/EditCentral.html
Discover the "reading ease" level of your prose based on several readability indices on this interesting site.

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

Common Errors in English Usage
http://wmjasco.blogspot.com/search/label/Common%20Errors%20in%20English%20Usage
An ongoing list of common errors in word choice, spelling, usage, etc.

Garbl's Writing Center
http://garbl.home.comcast.net/~garbl/center/

Grammar and Style Notes
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/
An English professor's "miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage."

Grammar and Usage for the Non-Expert
http://grammartips.homestead.com/articleindex.html

Guide to Grammar and Writing
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
Basic grammar tips, hotline, interactive quizzes, quotes, links, FAQ, more.
Interesting Things for ESL Students
http://www.manythings.org
The grammar and word-games pages may be of interest to any writer.

Linguistic Fun Page
http://www.ojohaven.com/fun/
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
http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/index.php
Tips, exercises, a "grammar clinic," and practice pages.

Rules for Using a Comma
http://www.writingenglish.com/comma.htm
If you're wondering whether to put that, comma, in or leave it, out, check out this page!

Pain in the English
http://painintheenglish.com
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."

The Self-Editing Blog, by John Marlow
http://selfeditingblog.com/
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
http://www.grammaruntied.com/blog/
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.

Vocabula Review
http://www.vocabula.com
Online journal about the state of the English language, including grammar tips.

Style Guides, References and Research Papers
BibMe
http://www.bibme.org/
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
http://www.accredited-online-college-degrees.com/essay.html
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
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
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
http://www.umuc.edu/writingcenter/onlineguide/index.cfm
An online book about how to write effectively; aimed primarily toward academic writing.

Referencing and Citation Style Guides
http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/teacher-resources/style-guide-resources-mla-apa-cse-chicago/
This is the mother of guides to online style guides, citation guides, and other useful tools from universities and other websites around the world. It has dozens of links to style guides, reference guides, formatting information and more. Huge!

University of Kansas Writing Guide
http://www.writing.ku.edu/~writing/guides/
Links to a variety of writing resources, with an emphasis on scholarly/academic writing.

UVic Writer's Guide
http://web.uvic.ca/wguide/
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
Bartleby.com
http://www.bartleby.com
Home of a number of classic grammar, writing and style books.

Bartlett's Quotations
http://www.bartleby.com/100/

Chicago Manual of Style
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

Elements of Style
http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html

The King's English
http://www.bartleby.com/116/
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Recommended Reading


The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed


Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation


The Elephants of Style: A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English

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

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

On Writing Well

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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