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Exercises at Grammar Bytes!

Exercises at Grammar Bytes!
Terms of Use You may not alter, sell, or post these materials on a different server. Photocopying for students or linking to materials here does not require my permission. Comma Splices & Fused Sentences Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Exercise 5 Even More Practice! Four more exercises for this skill exist in the Grammar Bytes! Back to top ▲ Fragments Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Exercise 5 Exercise 6 Exercise 7 Even More Practice! Irregular Verbs Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Exercise 5 Exercise 6 Back to top ▲ Parallel Structure Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Exercise 5 Interactive Exercise [This exercise was created with Hot Potatoes software.] Misplaced & Dangling Modifiers Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Exercise 5 Interactive Exercise [This exercise was created with Hot Potatoes software.] Apostrophes These exercises were created with Hot Potatoes software. Commas Pronoun Agreement Pronoun Case Pronoun Reference Word Choice

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HyperGrammar Welcome to HyperGrammar electronic grammar course at the University of Ottawa's Writing Centre. This course covers approximately the same ground as our English department's ENG 1320 Grammar course. The content of HyperGrammar is the result of the collaborative work of the four instructors who were teaching the course in Fall 1993: Heather MacFadyen, David Megginson, Frances Peck, and Dorothy Turner. David Megginson was then responsible for editing the grammar and exercises and for converting them to SGML.

Writing Prompts, A Story Dice and Book Creator AlicePopkorn via photopincc It's easy to say that students need to be creative in classrooms - but what if they aren't in the mood for fantasies or letting their imagination fly freely? And what if - because it does happen - the teacher has run out of ideas for writing? That's when it's helpful to have a resource of writing prompts to turn to. Plinky offers writing ideas on a daily basis, and teachers don't necessarily have to have their students create an account. Instead, a teacher can use Plinky and select a topic/prompt which may be appropriate for the whole class.

Grammar Lessons - Conjunctions What are conjunctions? A conjunction is a part of speech that joins two words, phrases or clauses together. There are three types of conjunctions: Coordinating conjunctions Coordinating conjunctions, also called coordinators, are conjunctions that connect two or more equal items. Examples: He plays tennis and soccer He works quickly but accurately You'd better do your homework, or you'll get a terrible grade.

sentence structure Simple sentences: A simple sentence has only one clause: The children were laughing. John wanted a new bicycle. All the girls are learning English. Compound sentences: MLA Formatting and Style Guide Summary: MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. Contributors:Tony Russell, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth Angeli, Russell Keck, Joshua M. Paiz, Michelle Campbell, Rodrigo Rodríguez-Fuentes, Daniel P.

Grammar. De Montfort This section enables you to focus on grammar awareness. By using the term 'grammar' we mean the placing of words in a certain order, with the correct endings, and linked together in a way that makes grammatical sense. Remember, the Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS) can also help you to develop your academic writing. We offer: You can contact us in the following ways: In person: Student Support Office, ground floor, Kimberlin Library Make Writing Fun - Guest Post I welcome a guest to the blog today who has some exciting ideas to share about making writing fun for kids. Read a little about Jackie: I was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, while my parents were going to university to become school teachers. I come from a long line of teachers that started with my grandmother, Josie.

Present Perfect Tense - Structure The structure of the present perfect tense is: Here are some examples of the present perfect tense: Contractions with the present perfect tense Building sentences Remember that every clause is, in a sense, a miniature sentence. A simple sentences contains only a single clause, while a compound sentence, a complex sentence, or a compound-complex sentence contains at least two clauses. The Simple Sentence The most basic type of sentence is the simple sentence, which contains only one clause. A simple sentence can be as short as one word: Run! Paragraph Editing: agreement Within an Essay Diver Types (1) My family enjoy scuba-diving, so nearly every school vacation, we go on a diving trip. (2) We have noticed that there is three completely different kinds of divers. (3) We call them the "nature lovers", the "pool guys", and the "seals". (4) The people whom we call "nature lovers" enjoy getting in the water for a short swim to look at the rocks, seaweed and underwater creatures, which is swimming around. (5) The "pool guys", who wear the latest hi-tech equipment, comes for a short while to have a swim and test how good their equipments are. (6) The "seals", who wear only their swimsuits, dive in the water and disappear for what seem like hours. (7) Each of the divers enjoy the ocean in a different way. (13) The "pool guys" are the divers who want to go to the beach, or ocean without ever actually leaving their backyard. (14) They come in utility vehicles (SUVs), carrying heavy-duty wet suits, and the latest in diving masks, fins, and air tanks.

Grammar These OWL resources will help you use correct grammar in your writing. This area includes resources on grammar topics, such as count and noncount nouns, articles (a versus an), subject-verb agreement, and prepositions. Grammar-related exercises can be found here. Spelling This resource covers common spelling errors including accept/except, ei/ie, noun plurals, and –ible/able. Numbers

Punctuation There are some general rules which you can apply when using the comma. However, you will find that in English there are many other ways to use the comma to add to the meaning of a sentence or to emphasise an item, point or meaning. Although we are often taught that commas are used to help us add 'breathing spaces' to sentences they are, in fact, more accurately used to organise blocks of thought or logical groupings. Most people will now use commas to ensure that meaning is clear and, despite grammatical rules, will drop the comma if their meaning is retained in the sentence.

Unfortunately A pronoun is a word used to stand for (or take the place of) a noun. A pronoun should refer clearly to one, clear, unmistakable noun coming before the pronoun. This noun is called the pronoun’s antecedent. Unfortunately, it is very easy to create a sentence that uses a pronoun WITHOUT a clear, unmistakable noun antecedent.

Word classes and phrase classes - English Grammar Today English has four major word classes: nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. They have many thousands of members, and new nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are often created. Nouns are the most common type of word, followed by verbs.

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These interactive and creative grammar exercises are a great resource for students who want to practice more their writing skills. Exercises like word choice, irregular verbs and fused sentences are included. Not only students can work interactively but they can also print out PDF handouts so they can keep track of what they are doing. by sindy11 Oct 7