The Grammar Edition with Katie Elzer-Peters
The Internet is full of websites, but who has time to wade through all of them to find the ones that really matter? We've done the work for you with Clicks You Can't Miss, the column with a handful of helpful sites that you need to see. This month we tackle grammar. Even if you stood out as a stellar student in English, chances are good that you have grammar questions while you write. Where can you go to get good advice instantly? Here are five clicks you can’t miss for grammar help: The Oatmeal The Oatmeal, as a whole, is hilarious, but also off-color. Be warned if you venture outside the grammar tag. If you have chronic problems with apostrophes, you won’t after reading The Oatmeal.
OWL From one of the most respected online resources for grammar and writing information, Purdue University, OWL stands for Online Writing Lab. There are plenty of handouts about all parts of English.
Grammar Girl What started as a stand-alone blog has morphed into an entire website of “quick and dirty tips.” The Grammar Girl section is just one of many, but is as helpful as ever. If you prefer to learn by listening, her podcasts are just the ticket.
Common Errors in English Usage Mostly word choice information. Perfect if you get confused about insure and ensure.
HyperGrammar This is an online course from the University of Ottawa. If you need a refresher in grammar from start to finish, you’ll want to work through this information.
Business Writing Blog More than grammar, but with a lot of helpful links and information.
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