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Grammar, Punctuation, & Usage


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Comma Usage

Comma confusion? Check out this presentation on when to use commas (and semi-colons) in lists, for introductory or parenthetical elements, and to fix run-ons or comma splices.

Active & Passive Voice

Ever been told to never, ever use passive voice? Watch this Prezi to see the difference between active and passive voice, how to change from one to the other, and the purposes for each. 

Websites for Language Concerns

Grammar Girl: Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Navigate through clever podcasts, brief articles, and helpful answers to questions about grammar, punctuation, word, choice, & style.

Ask Betty: Grammar in College Writing

Browse different concerns of college writers, including: active/passive voice, cohesion, dangling modifiers, integrating quotations, sentence structure and punctuation, pronouns, style, verb tenses, tone, and word use.

Grammar Bytes Exercises

Test your knowledge with interactive exercises and handouts for language issues, with videos and slide presentations as well.

EduFind Quizzes

Choose from over 40 free quizzes on grammar, usage, vocabulary, and writing.

Dictionaries

Visuwords.com

An online graphical dictionary: “Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.”

Oxford Advanced American Learner's Dictionary

This online dictionary is great for learners of American English: type in a word to find not only a definition, but also similar words and meanings, usage examples, pronunciation, and more.

Last Updated: 1/30/14