A fully cross-referenced English glossary of linguistic and grammatical terms. Each entry contains an explanation and cross-references to other relevant grammar terms. This glossary can be used by both native English speakers interested in language and linguistics, and students of English as a second language (ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP). It covers terms of all levels from beginner to advanced.
Here we're concerned only with deviations from the standard use of American English as judged by sophisticated users such as professional writers, editors, teachers, and literate executives and personnel officers.
Self-study website with simple diagrams and quizzes to help students find which tense or modal verb they need. Also includes written explanations of how tenses work, as well as a test yourself section with exercises and worksheets.
Tables and diagrams for teaching and learning the English verb system. Includes a complete list of irregular verbs, information on auxiliary and modal verbs, aspects, participles, adjectives and gerunds.
An interactive conjugator of English verbs arranged in a flow chart demonstrating the verbal phrase patterns for all combinations of tenses: declarative, interrogative, affirmative, negative, perfect, progressive, passive, and emphatic; as well as all contractions
Garbl's Online Grammar Guides is an annotated directory of Web sites where you can find answers to your questions about sentence structure and using the parts of speech correctly. You'll also find a separate section below featuring Web sites with advice on punctuation.
Use this Key-Word Index to find messages in the Grammar Question & Answer Archive. Find a Key Word in the table below and click on it, or scroll through the Index until you find a Key Word of interest. Underneath the Key Word are links that take you directly to a relevant Q & A message.
Homophones are words of the same language that are pronounced alike even if they differ in spelling, meaning, or origin, such as "pair" and "pear". Homophones may also be spelled alike, as in "bear" (the animal) and "bear" (to carry). But this list consists only of homophones that are not spelled alike.