Grammar consists of the nitty-gritty rules on how to write well. Most of us don’t even know all of the rules, let alone remember to follow them on a consistent basis. Yet, learning about fun things like how to use a semicolon correctly or how to break a sentence down into its parts can dramatically improve our writing. Below, find 3 grammar websites that actually make following the rules fun.
Written by Liz Bureman, a fellow Denverite, this grammar guide will help you out with questions like when to use affect vs. effect, how to use an ellipses (…) correctly, and when to end a sentence with a preposition. Each article is short, to the point, and enjoyable to read.
Grammar Girl’s tagline is “Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing.” That should give you an indication of the tone of the website. Here, you can find topics such as when to use a comma versus a colon, a National Grammar Day Tale of Love, and word choice posts too numerous to count. Each article is also available in audio format, for all of you auditory learners out there.
If you love grammar, you will love this website. Every single day, they publish a new grammar tip or idea. You can also look back into the archives for more ideas or to brush up on different grammar topics. It even includes quizzes on different grammar topics, if you have that much time on your hands.
There you have them – my favorite grammar websites. Go ahead, try them out. Just don’t tell anyone. And if you still want someone to proofread your paper, email me.