Grammar and Punctuation Help

Helpful Websites

Fall 2016

Subjects, Predicates, Fragments, and Passive Voice

The Predicate: Verb Types, Compliments, and Objects

Spring 2017

ACT English: Grammar and Punctuation Skills for 11th Grade

Parts of Speech and Phrases

Older Links

Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Expectations

#1: Pronouns

#2: No Fragments!

  • Make sure all sentences contain both a subject and a verb.
  • Do not put a comma before “and” if it’s not followed by a complete sentence or the last item in a series.

#3: No Run-ons!

  • If you have a compound sentence connected with a conjunction, use a comma before that conjunction!
  • If you have two independent clauses, you cannot connect them with a comma!
  • Put a period, semicolon, or a comma+conjunction in between separate sentences!

#4: Use Punctuation Marks Correctly

#5: Don’t shift verb tense unless it’s necessary. Use present tense for literary criticism.

#6: Subject-Verb Agreement

#7: Use standard English (no slang). Use formal language when necessary.

#8: Use commas correctly!

#9: Capitalization

#10: Parallel Structure

#11: Spelling and Homonyms

#12: Don’t use passive voice when it is vague or wordy.

#13: No dangling or misplaced modifiers!

#14: Know how and when to make things possessive and/or plural.

#15: Word Choice (correct/precise). Avoid Awkward Wording. Concision (don’t be wordy or repetitive).

English Grammar Topics

Parts of Speech Overview

Nouns and Pronouns

Verbs

Adjectives and Adverbs

Prepositions 

Conjunctions

Phrases

LEARNING LINKS

PRACTICE QUIZZES

ABSOLUTE PHRASES (INFO AND PRACTICE)

Review

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