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Saturday References and Resources: Grammar, Punctuation and Linguistics


Last week we had a list of reading resources, today we have:

Grammar and Punctuation

Because it's good to know the rules if we want to break them.



The Elements of StyleVery classic and concise intro to writing.
The King's EnglishHehe, utterly classic.
Purdue OWLThe basics from Purdue.
Daily Grammar Lesson ArchiveThis guy used to run a daily exercise; now it's just an archive.
BBC's Learning EnglishSo as not to be so Americentric, here's the BBC's take.
Internet Grammar of EnglishPretty extensive.
BSU Proofreading GuideSince we all know proofreading is good. Right?
Lexicon of Linguistics
and
Linguistics Glossary
Definitions for those of us more interested in the mechanics of language rather than so-called rules.
YourDictionary.com's List of GrammarsSo as not to be so Englocentric. Links to the grammars of many languages.
English Grammar Parts of SpeechA good way to get untangled about which words are what.
English Glossary of Grammar TermsExtensive definitions to all the grammar phrases! How to tell your second conditionals from your conditional perfects.
Punctuation Made SimpleFocuses on the colon, semicolon, comma, dash, and apostrophe.
Guide to Grammar and StyleAnother good easy-reading rundown of grammar and style.
A Dash of Comma SenseJust one of those cutesy articles explaining why punctuation is important.
Ethnologue"An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s 6,912 known living languages." That...is a lot of languages!
Grammar Livejournal Communitiesgrammar_whores, grammargeeks, grammar_nazis, grammarpolice, grammargasm
Linguist Livejournal Communitieslinguaphiles, language_nerds, linguists, oral_sects
1_good_sentenceJust a fun community to put your grammar skills to use in: create one good sentence and post!
The Economist's Style GuideFrom pure_doxyk: This is a pretty darn good site for practical grammar, all organized into useful on-the-fly categories. It's a "guide based on the style book which is given to all journalists at The Economist". Before you get frightened, "style" in the journalistic sense means more like "grammar" in the authorly sense -- this advice will not make you write in "the style of a journalist". Promise. Poorly-used commas do not "arteestic" make. ;)
Dr. GrammarFrom pure_doxyk: I found another good grammar site -- this one has many of those annoying "which do I use?" conundrums covered, like "Accept or Except?" and "Among or amongst?" Looks very useful.


If anyone has links, recommended books, or other things to share -- have at it!

Thank yous to everyone who's critiqued this week:
slomosexual, 18bipsout, beethovenette87, dew_dropped, blue_lightning, mmmontserrat, musevoices, copperbird, hangedwoman, attawba, twisting_you

(If I missed you and you made a critique within the past week, let me know and I'll add you right aways.)
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