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Grammar Girl

Grammar Girl
Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study. She strives to be a friendly guide in the writing world. Her archenemy is the evil Grammar Maven, who inspires terror in the untrained and is neither friendly nor helpful. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. To book a lecture event with Mignon Fogarty for your company or organization, contact Macmillan Speakers. Follow Mignon on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Awards Media The Oprah Winfrey Show, Grammar Girl Fixes Common Mistakes, March 2007

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Grammar Grammar is the way in which words are put together to form proper sentences. Do you want a quick answer to a specific point, such as whether it's wrong to split an infinitive or to end a sentence with a preposition such as on? If so, go straight to our quick-reference grammar tips section.

I h8 txt msgs: How texting is wrecking our language By JOHN HUMPHRYS Last updated at 07:29 24 September 2007 A good dictionary is a fine thing - I yield to no man in my love for one. If I stretch out my right arm as I type, I can pluck from my shelves the two volumes of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. They are as close to my heart as they are to my desk because they are so much more than a useful tool. Maturitní témata - Bridge-online.cz V časopise Bridge pravidelně publikujeme články k ústní části maturitní zkoušky z angličtiny. Nyní máte jednotlivá maturitní témata, která jsme v časopise zpracovali, k dispozici ke stažení (ve formátu pdf). Maturitní sloupečky General topics (The UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The Czech Republic, Prague, London, American Cities, American and British Holidays, Holidays in the Czech Republic, William Shakespeare, The European Union, Education in the UK)Specific topics (Means of Transport, Hotels, Farms and Farming Products, Nursing, Office Communication, Computers)

Relative Clauses We use relative clauses to give additional information about something without starting another sentence. By combining sentences with a relative clause, your text becomes more fluent and you can avoid repeating certain words. How to Form Relative Clauses : Imagine, a girl is talking to Tom. You want to know who she is and ask a friend whether he knows her. You could say: A girl is talking to Tom. Do you know the girl? Teaching ESL Grammar Google + We've created this page to provide resources, lessons, and ideas on teaching grammar. You'll find loads of printable materials for classroom use. We also have a discussion forum where you can share your lesson ideas. Lessons Conditionals

Feminism and the English Language How can I teach my students to write decently when the English language has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Academic-Industrial Complex? Our language used to belong to all its speakers and readers and writers. But in the 1970s and '80s, arrogant ideologues began recasting English into heavy artillery to defend the borders of the New Feminist state. In consequence we have all got used to sentences where puffed-up words like "chairperson" and "humankind" strut and preen, where he-or-she's keep bashing into surrounding phrases like bumper cars and related deformities blossom like blisters; they are all markers of an epoch-making victory of propaganda over common sense. We have allowed ideologues to pocket a priceless property and walk away with it. Today, as college students and full-fledged young English teachers emerge from the feminist incubator in which they have spent their whole lives, this victory of brainless ideology is on the brink of becoming institutionalized.

Past Continuous activities 1. Past Continuous Accusations This is not only a classic activity for the Past Continuous, but also an all time classic TEFL game. Simple Present Tense in English - Grammar Rules and Notes - El Presente en Inglés The simple present tense in English is used to describe an action that is regular, true or normal. We use the present tense: 1. For repeated or regular actions in the present time period. I take the train to the office. The train to Berlin leaves every hour.

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This popular blog / podcast focuses on "quick and dirty tips" on vocabulary, grammar and usage for native English speakers. There's a heavy focus on the difference between how you can say something vs. how you should formally write something. by jreimer Aug 20

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