Grammar Help

You can find lots of information and exercises at these supersites:

 

Here is some more specific help for these areas:



Parallelism

Learn how to use parallelism effectively at Parallel Construction from Oklahoma City Community College.

Read the material at Parallelism Workshop.


Fragments

Download notes on fragments as a “grammar crime” from Acadia University’s English Department.

See some examples of fragments and a list of common subordinating conjunctions from Dawson College.

Take a fragment quiz from the Department of English at Cape Fear Community College.

Read about fragments in Common Clausal Errors and How to Avoid Them from Traditional Grammar: An Interactive Book and take five quizzes.

Purdue University offers three printable fragment exercises.

Try a fragment exercise from McKendree College.



Run-ons

Grammar Bytes offer five interactive exercises for comma splices and fused sentences.

Read Run-On Sentences from the Department of English at Cape Fear Community College and then take the quiz from the link at the bottom of the page.

Read about comma splices and fused sentences in Common Clausal Errors and How to Avoid Them from Traditional Grammar: An Interactive Book and take five quizzes.

Try this quiz from The Grammar Doctor.  

In this quiz from the Little, Brown Handbook, you have to correct fused sentences, comma splices, and fragments

Try this quiz over fused sentences and comma splices from San Mateo County Community College.

Download notes on the run-on sentence as a “grammar crime” from Acadia University’s English Department



Subject/Verb Agreement

Read Subject-Verb Agreement from the Department of English at Cape Fear Community College and then take the quiz from the link at the bottom of the page.

Read Common Inflectional Errors and How to Avoid Them from Traditional Grammar: An Interactive Book and take five quizzes.

Try the subject-verb quiz from the ESL Quiz Center.

Take a subject-verb quiz from John Wong.

Try a subject-verb exercise from McKendree College.

Try two self-study quizzes from The Internet TESL Journal:

Subject/Verb Agreement

Subject and Verb Agreement

Take these Subject-Verb Agreement Quizzes from the Chicago Public Schools:
 
Subject-Verb with “you”

Subject-Verb with “I”

Subject-Verb

Download notes on disagreeing subject and verb as a “grammar crime” from Acadia University’s English Department.

Correct the verbs in this quiz from the University of Houston.


Pronouns

Read Pronouns from the Department of English at Cape Fear Community College and then take the quiz from the link at the bottom of the page.

Read Common Pronominal Errors and How to Avoid Them from Traditional Grammar: An Interactive Book and take five quizzes.

Try the Object Pronoun Quiz from the Chicago Public Schools.

Try a quiz over pronoun case from John Wong.

Match the pronoun to its antecedent in this quiz from the University of Houston.



Punctuation

Review punctuation from the Little, Brown Handbook and take the punctuation quiz.

Read about punctuation in Common Punctuation and Mechanics Errors and How to Avoid Them from Traditional Grammar: An Interactive Book and take five quizzes.

Read Commas from the Department of English at Cape Fear Community College and then take the quiz from the link at the bottom of the page.

Read Punctuation Made Simple for information about the colon, semicolon, comma, dash, and apostrophe.

Take a punctuation quiz from the University of Houston.

Try the quizzes from the ESL Quiz Center:

Punctuation 1
Punctuation 2

Insert punctuation in this quiz from the University of Houston.

Take an interactive quiz on punctuation from Standard Deviants.

Try a self-study quiz on punctuation from The Internet TESL Journal.



Verbs

Read about verbs in The Structure of Tense, Aspect, and Voice from Traditional Grammar: An Interactive Book and take five quizzes.

Grammar Bytes has six irregular verb quizzes.

Read Verb Form and Tense from the Department of English at Cape Fear Community College and then take the quiz from the link at the bottom of the page.

Read Verb Tense Consistency from McKendree College and try an exercise. An exercise on active-passive verbs is also available.

Try the irregular verb quiz from the ESL Quiz Center,
as well as the verb tense quiz.



Modifiers

Read Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers from Dawson College.

Read Basic Modificational Errors and How to Avoid Them from Traditional Grammar: An Interactive Book and take five quizzes.

Read Modifiers from the Department of English at Cape Fear Community College and then take the quiz from the link at the bottom of the page.

Grammar and Writing Tips offers a Modification Workshop.


Commonly Confused Words

Read Common Word Choice Errors and How to  Avoid Them from Traditional Grammar: An Interactive Book and take five quizzes.

Find 52 quizzes on homonyms from The Internet TESL Journal.

Take a quiz on commonly confused words at Passages: A Writer's Guide and see four lists of confused words.

Select It/Its/It’s in this quiz from the University of Houston.

Select Who/Whom/Whose/Who’s in this quiz from the University of Houston.
 
 

HOME