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40+ Tips to Improve Your Grammar & Punctuation

June 9, 2012
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From dumblittleman.com:

By Jay White


After all these years you finally have the courage and opportunity to write the email announcing that you and you alone have single handedly saved the company from utter disaster. You’re excited, you type it, you spell check it, and you hit send.

Everything is great except that your gold star memo has dangling modifiers, double negatives and run-on sentences colliding with each other.

Now I am no grammar whiz but I know a good resource when I see it. Purdue University maintains an online writing lab and I spent some time digging through it. Originally the goal was to grab some good tips that would help me out at work and on this site, but there is simply too much not to share.

Learn and enjoy!

Adjectives and adverbs

    • A or An?: with exercise and answer key

 

 

 

Nouns

 

 

 

Prepositions

 

 

 

Pronouns

 

Sentence structure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apostrophes and Quotation Marks

 

Commas

 

 

 

 

Hyphens

Other punctuation

Sentence Punctuation

 

Spelling

 

 

 

 

Written on 12/22/2007 by me, Jay White, the founder of Dumb Little Man and an all around average guy. Republished on 12/21/2010 because this stuff is just SO useful! Photo Credit: tommy the pariah
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