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Grammar

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1. WEBSITE: http://annex.ncwc.edu/writing_lab/ncwc/handouts.htm

This website contains over 150 printable grammar worksheets on the following:

  • Subject & Verb Agreement
  • Preposition Usage
  • Pronoun Usage
  • Mixed Words
  • Spelling Help
  • Sentence Construction
  • Fragments, Comma Splices, Run-Ons
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation
  • Writing Strategies

Instructional material with simple rules/skill explanations and examples are also provided.

2. WEBSITE: https://sites.google.com/site/usinganimatedvideoclips/worksheets

This website includes worksheets to practice various language points. The printable worksheets are based on animated video clips available on YouTube. Each worksheet is a three part lesson that includes pre-viewing, viewing, and post-viewing activities designed to introduce and/or practice a target language structure or function.  Worksheet topics are:

  • Adjective Clauses
  • Articles
  • Conditionals
  • Jing Software
  • Modals
  • Past Progressive
  • Reported Speech
  • Simple Future
  • Simple Past
  • Simple Present
  • Summarizing

3.  WEBSITE: http://www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm 

This quirky website contains both printable and interactive grammar exercises.  Grammar rules and examples are provided.  Students can take interactive quizzes that utilize unusual graphics and sounds.  The language features covered are:

  • Comma Splices & Fused Sentences
  • Fragments
  • Irregular Verbs
  • Parallel Structure
  • Misplaced & Dangling Modifiers
  • Apostrophes
  • Commas
  • Pronoun Agreement
  • Pronoun Case
  • Pronoun Reference
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Word Choice

In addition, PPTs and Handouts are available for:

  • Appropriate Words and Expressions
  • Confused/Misused Words and Phrases
  • Misplaced Modifiers
  • Coordination and Subordination
  • Parallel Structure
  • Fragments, Comma Splices, and Fused Sentences
  • Verb Forms
  • Tense Shift
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Pronoun Agreement
  • Pronoun Shift
  • Pronoun Reference
  • Pronoun Case
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Degree
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization

4.  WEBSITE: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quiz_list.htm

This page has 174 interactive quizzes (non-printable) on:

  • Basic Sentence Parts
  • Verbs & Verbals
  • Clauses & Phrases
  • Structural Flaws
  • Punctuation & Basic Mechanics
  • Pronoun Usage
  • Stylistic Considerations
  • Notorious Confusables
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • General Grammar Quizzes

Each quiz is automatically graded at the end.  At the bottom of every quiz is a link to “Guide to Grammar & Writing”.  Topics from the guide are organized into:

  • Word & Sentence Level
  • Paragraph Level
  • Essay & Research Paper Level
  • Ask Grammar, Quizzes, Search Devices
  • Peripherals & PowerPoints

5.  WEBSITE: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/exercises/grammar/grammar_tutorial/index.htm

This site focuses on common grammar and punctuation problems found in writing. It also contains a list of interactive exercises (non-printable) on the following:

  • Using the colon to improve style.
  • The colon.
  • The semi-colon.
  • The comma 1.
  • The comma 2.
  • The comma splice.
  • Separating clauses. This exercise tests understanding of the colon, the semi-colon and the comma.
  • Conjunctions.
  • The hyphen.
  • Contracted word forms.
  • Using the apostrophe 1.
  • Using the apostrophe 2.
  • Lists. This exercise tests skills with the colon, semicolon and comma to sort out some complicated lists.
  • Punctuation Marks. This exercise tests understanding of commas, colons, semi-colons and apostrophes.
  • Dangling participles
  • Whose or Who's
  • It's or Its?
  • There or Their or They're?
  • To or Too or Two?
  • Who or Whom?
  • I or Me?
  • Less or fewer?
  • Like or As?
  • Split Infinitives.
  • Using the Subjunctive.
  • Using Numbers.
  • Punctuating Embedded Quotations 1.
  • Punctuating Embedded Quotations 2.
  • Confusable Words 1.
  • Confusable Words 2.
  • Confusable Words 3.
  • Consistency of Tense.
  • Common Mistakes. This is a general exercise that tests understanding of many areas of grammar.
  • Run-on Sentences.
  • Pleonasm.
  • Straying off the point.

6.  WEBSITE: http://aliscot.com/bigdog/

This site provides brief explanations on grammatical features.  When a feature is chosen, below the explanation, students can take a brief “Self-Test” to assess their comprehension.  No printable worksheets or exercises provided.  The language features covered are: 

  • Subjects
  • Verbs
  • Prepositions
  • Fragments
  • Comma-Splices & Fused Sentences
  • Joiners
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  • Dangling Modifiers
  • Misplaced Modifiers
  • Parallel Structure
  • Reference
  • Pronouns
  • Consistency
  • Active/Passive Constructions