Timothy L Pagaard: Mechanics
"Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best."
Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage
The following are brief lessons I have developed in areas of grammar and usage which I have found to give my students the most trouble. These lessons are not comprehensive, but they are a good place to begin. Join Bob Marley and the Wailers, your guides on a rock-'em, sock-'em, sometimes even poignant quest for editing mastery.
You will find more information on these topics in the links below or in your favorite writing handbook. I recommend Keys for Writers by Ann Raimes. In our Writing Center and Writing Labs you also may use a variety of good grammar software applications to hone your editing skills. Ask the writing tutors or lab aides for assistance.
Agreement: pronoun/antecedent and subject/verb
Twelve essential comma rules
On-line Writing Lab (OWL), Purdue University
Grammar Resources, on-line English degree
The Elements of Style, William Strunk and E.B. White
Grammar, Anthony Hughes
Department, Barbara Dieu, Lycee Pasteur, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Other useful resources
Dr Grammar: "Your
Rx for writing ills"
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