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Punctuation and Grammar

Marla Sharp Shares Some Good Links!

 

Sometime back in 2008, Marla Sharp put together this interesting list of grammar-related links. Alas, I neglected to save them at the time they were posted, and then CSR Nation was hijacked, and I forgot about it.

Fortunately, Kelli Combs managed to restore this message, along with the rest of CSR Nation.

Put these to good use!

Update (30MAY12)

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Stop! Grammar Time!

Stop! Grammar Time!

Punctuation and Grammar

Since punctuation and grammar are a big part of most of our professional lives, I thought it would be great to have a section where we share our favorite reference sites on the Internet. Here are some of my favorites:

PARTS OF SPEECH:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/730/1

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/definitions.htm

PARTICIPLES:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/627/02

http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/participle.htm

GERUNDS:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/627/1

INFINITIVES:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/627/03

CAPITALIZATION:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/592/01/

http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/capital.asp

COMMAS IN GENERAL:

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm

(#4 explains when to use a comma before "because.")

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_comma.html

COMPREHENSIVE COMMA LIST:

http://www.towson.edu/ows/comma.htm

COMMAS WITH CLAUSES AND PHRASES:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_clause.html

COMMAS WITH CONJUNCTIONS:

http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/grammar_subordinate.html

COMMAS WITH INTRODUCTORY ADVERBS:

http://grammartips.homestead.com/adverbs2.html

COMMAS WITH RESTRICTIVE/NONRESTRICTIVE PHRASES:

http://web.archive.org/web/20080309081226/http://www.writingcenter.emory.edu/restrictive.html

COMMA VS SEMICOLON:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_commacomp.html

COMMAS WITH GERUNDS, PARTICIPLES, AND INFINITIVES (oh my!):

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/627/01/

MORE COMMAS WITH INFINITIVES:

http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/infinitivephrase.htm

COMMAS AFTER "YES" and "NO":

http://margieholdscourt.com/pdf/Sample_from_text_YES_and_NO.pdf (Refer to the 2nd and 3rd rules on the second page.)

HYPHENS:

http://oxforddictionaries.com/words/hyphen

COMPOUND WORDS ("One Word, Two Words, Hyphenated"):

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/compounds.htm

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/CMS_FAQ/HyphensEnDashesEmDashes/HyphensEnDashesEmDashes_questions01.html

http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000127.htm

http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/hyphens.asp

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/576/1

NUMBERS:

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedit/handbook/numberdate.html

http://www.grammarbook.com/numbers/numbers.asp

QUOTATION MARKS:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_quote.html

And here is a nifty site that offers free video punctuation and grammar lessons:

http://www.grammarbook.com/videos.asp

That site also offers a free weekly e-newsletter that's interesting.

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