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Download English grammar lessons, for free, in the PDF format

Download English grammar lessons, for free, in the PDF format | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
On this page you can download all English grammar lessons that have even been published on this website. Feel free to use them in class, or share them with others.

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Most of What You Think You Know About Grammar is Wrong

Most of What You Think You Know About Grammar is Wrong | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
And ending sentences with a preposition is nothing worth worrying about
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How Good is Your Grammar? - NYTimes.com

How Good is Your Grammar? - NYTimes.com | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
In honor of National Grammar Day, tell us how good your grammar is, and to what extent you think it matters.
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Back to basics: metaphors and similes | Grammar Party

Back to basics: metaphors and similes | Grammar Party | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
metaphor: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them simile: a figure of speech comparing two unlike ...
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Fun with Grammar | Five Writers

Fun with Grammar | Five Writers | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Here's a fun sentence that is missing proper punctuation: Woman without her man is nothing. (You'll find this example in several places on-line, so I didn't create it.) It illustrates the importance of grammar (and knowledge of ...
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Those Grammar Gaffes Will Get You | LawProse Blog

Those Grammar Gaffes Will Get You | LawProse Blog | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
People see your language as a reflection of your competence. Make lots of mistakes in your e-mails, reports, and other documents, and you'll come across as uneducated and uninformed. Others will hesitate to trust your ...
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The Adverb Is Not Your Friend: Stephen King on Simplicity of Style ...

The Adverb Is Not Your Friend: Stephen King on Simplicity of Style ... | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
“I'm convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing.” “Employ a simple and straightforward style,” Mark Twain instructed in the 18th of his 18 famous literary admonitions. And what greater enemy of simplicity and ...
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Simplicity says the most!

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Commas and Feelings - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Commas and Feelings - The Chronicle of Higher Education | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Efforts to create hard-and-fast rules about punctuation came later, and writers of all levels of educational attainment still struggle to adhere to them, as any copy editor will tell you. I'm not arguing for punctuation anarchy.
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Hanging Punctuation | Typophile

Hanging Punctuation | Typophile | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
In the course of developing a revival of Mergenthaler Linotype's Benedictine (1915-1922), I am considering the possibility of including hanging punctuation marks (quotes, periods, colons, hyphens and the like) in the ...
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Test Yourself | Editing Practice, March 15, 2013 - NYTimes.com

Test Yourself | Editing Practice, March 15, 2013 - NYTimes.com | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
How many commas should there be in this sentence? Where should they go?
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Now, this can be tricky at times. Be sure to make notations of this. TEST yourself.

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Aisle vs. isle | Grammar Party

Aisle vs. isle | Grammar Party | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
aisle: a) a passage (as in a theater or railroad passenger car) separating sections of seats b) a passage (as in a store or warehouse) for inside traffic isle: island —Merriam-Webster. These words are prime targets for errors ...
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7 Types of Narrative Conflict

Every work of literature, and much nonfiction narrative, is based on at least one of the following conflicts. When you write a story or a biography, or relate a true event or series of events, you need not focus on such themes, and there's no ...
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All About the Writing | distraction no.99

All About the Writing | distraction no.99 | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
And all these things I find myself distracted by worry over (book-and-career-related things; future-related things; debt-related things), I wish all of that could step aside so I could think only about the writing.
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4 Must Know Types of Adverbs and How to Teach Them

4 Must Know Types of Adverbs and How to Teach Them | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
The term “adverbs” encompasses a lot in English.You can break this large category of speech into four smaller groups to make learning easier for your students. Here are the four.

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Does texting hurt your grammar? [infographic] - Holy Kaw!

Does texting hurt your grammar? [infographic] - Holy Kaw! | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Nothing grates on the nerves of a grammar fiend like techspeak creeping into inappropriate places but as a new generation is being raised communicating via text messaging and social media, traditio...
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20 Awful Grammar Mishaps to Make You Feel Smarter

It's National Grammar/Grammer Day. So, please, don't make these mistakes.
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3 Answers to Questions About Capitalization - Daily Writing Tips

Here are my responses to readers about questions regarding whether to use uppercase or lowercase letters in certain contexts.
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Does Bad Grammar & Punctuation Turn You Off?

Does Bad Grammar & Punctuation Turn You Off? | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Does Bad Grammar & Punctuation Turn You Off? March 12, 2013 By ... Contributing to this issue is that many news or content oriented websites take submissions from writers without offering payment or assistance with editing.
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Grammar and Composition 101: Charting Abbreviations Need Not ...

Grammar and Composition 101: Charting Abbreviations Need Not ... | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
I have read a number of first time reports sent to me for review by new LNCs. In the strictest sense, all of these reports were accurate representations of fact. In the literary sense, some were disasters.
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More Mangled Language and Pompous Usages to Avoid - Grammar ...

The #1 Grammar and Punctuation Resources Website – English grammar rules, capitalization, punctuation, whom, whomever, whoever, writing numbers, apostrophe, and The Blue Book of Grammar. ...
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7 grammar rules you really should know - The Week Magazine

7 grammar rules you really should know - The Week Magazine | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
7 grammar rules you really should know
The Week Magazine
recently wrote an article for TheWeek.com about bogus grammar "rules" that aren't worth your time. However, there are still plenty of legitimate rules that you should be aware of.
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Part 1: Self-Editing | Blue Monkey Writing

Part 1: Self-Editing | Blue Monkey Writing | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
So what is editing? No, I'm not going to say deleting again. But it is fixing everything you did write. It is fixing the following: Awkward wording; Punctuation errors (missing, incorrect, extra etc); Grammar issues; Tense changes ...
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Do you have grammar issues? We may not think so. It wouldn't hur to check the verb tense. Normally, Microsoft Word 2010 or above will check this for correction. It underlines the portion in question. Let's try not to make this mistake.

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Babbles from Scott Eagan: Please, Please, Please Edit

Babbles from Scott Eagan: Please, Please, Please Edit | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Now, while this element is certainly important since writers are telling a story, not taking the time to edit for the basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling is a huge red-flag for editors and agents.
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George Will - The art of good writing - Defiance Crescent News (subscription)

George Will - The art of good writing - Defiance Crescent News (subscription) | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Defiance Crescent News (subscription) George Will - The art of good writing Defiance Crescent News (subscription) When asked to explain the brisk pace of his novels, Elmore Leonard said, "I leave out the parts that people skip." You will not want...
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Grammar Girl : Sentence Length :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : Sentence Length :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™ | APA and Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Get Grammar Girl's take on sentence length. Learn when a sentence is too long and how to write a short sentence.
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