Joy! Rapture! It’s almost here!
National Grammar Day.
Yes, here in the U.S. we’ve got a day for grammar. It means a lot to me because, truth be told, I’m a grammar prodigal. There was a time when I spent a good part of my day turning my nose up at grammar rules and eschewing commonly-accepted usage.
Needless to say, at that time I wasn’t earning my living using my writing skills.
But I have seen the error of my ways. Today I am in grammar recovery and that’s why I want to celebrate by sharing some grammar sites that I’ve found helpful:
- LinkedIn Learning: From Fundamentals to Syntax, there are courses and videos for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
- Grammarly: Downloadable apps that help you monitor your grammar as you write. Tame those chronic commas and dastardly dashes in the moment!
- Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips: Rich resource of information for grammar, usage and word play. Fun!
- Class Central–Grammar & Writing: A long list of free, online courses on writing, grammar and related topics. Coursera is the most popular source but there are offerings from edX, FutureLearn, and others.
- Harvard College Writing Center: Quick reads with good advice about checking your writing for common grammar and punctuation mistakes.
- Poynter: The learning section of Poynter offers great advice for better writing–and tips on good grammar are regularly featured.
- Daily Grammar: While it’s targeted to teachers and school-aged children, there are many lessons that are presented in a way that’s visual. If you’re struggling to recall the basics, you just might find this site does the trick for you.
- Business Writing: This blog is dedicated to business writers. Succinct posts typically refresh you on the parts of speech, usage, and syntax.
I’d love to hear how you are going to celebrate National Grammar Day! Leave me a comment.