|Grammar and Style|
The One-Stop Grammar Shop
OWL- Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab
Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab is one of the most comprehensive and highly trafficked writing resources on the web. The Grammar section covers rules for prepositions, verb tenses, and subject-verb agreement. The Mechanics section addresses sentence clarity, fragments, modifiers, and parts of speech. The Punctuation page addresses what its name suggests.
Commas, Verb Agreement, and Dashes (in a Dash)
Grammar and Punctuation
For a succinct guide to subject-verb agreement, commas, and other "greatest hits" of punctuation, consult this easy to navigate series of articles from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Style Elements beyond the Citation
A Quick Guide to Style Manuals
University of California-Berkeley provides a thorough bibliography with information and links for such lesser-known style manuals as the digital style guide and the official AP style guide.
Never Say “Said” Again: A Guide to Better Quotations
This basic tutorial from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill offers tips and tricks for weaving quotes seamlessly into your text. Learn when to choose a quote and when to paraphrase and, perhaps most important, find dozens of synonyms for the boring word "said."
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