Online grammar resources: Help for helping yourself
After working in the writing business for more than a quarter century, you’d think I’d know my grammar, wouldn’t you?
Wait, you probably haven’t worked in the writing business for more than a quarter century. Did you catch that I said you had?
Some grammar errors is easy to spot, others are a little more subtle. (You got that one, right?) Keeping in mind that the best copy editor you’re ever likely to have is yourself, here are a few sites where you can brush up on the most common errors that maroon you’re copy editing tends to make.
The website for the textbook “Evergreen: A Guide to Writing With Readings” by Susan Fawcett has a 10 most common errors section. It seems mostly geared toward academic writing, but the errors are pretty universal.
The Purdue OWL—stands for Online Writing Lab—is a comprehensive collection of resources about writing, grammar and mechanics, style and more.
Do you have a favorite online source for checking or studying up on your grammar?