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* A - Z Glossary of English Grammar Terms

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.


Antagonyms is a site looking at words that have contradictory meanings

Articles on grammar

Links to articles on grammar in the Times Educational Supplement.

Common Errors in English

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.

English Conditionals

Read up on the English Conditional and discover how they are used to talk about possible or imaginary situations. A complete reference with links to relevant information within our glossary.

English Grammar Revolution

Learn English grammar through sentence diagramming.

English Grammar The Easy Way

Everyone can learn English; this site explains English, so that everyone can understand.

English Tenses and Modal Verbs

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.

English Verb Conjugation

Verb conjugation, with definitions and examples. You can write a verb in any form, in any tense, any voice. The result is the verb, conjugated in all tenses, in all voices.

English verb grammar from AcME

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.

English Verbal Paths Flow Chart

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

Farlex Grammar Guide

Farlex brings you a comprehensive grammar guide: the rules of English grammar, explained in simple, easy-to-understand terms.

Garbl's Online Grammar

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.

Grammar Base Instant Grammar Checker

We will analyze your writing and correct mistakes for free. No hidden fees and no software downloading needed. Fast and Secure. Try it.

Grammar City

Grammar lessons, exercises, and rules for everyday use

Grammar Curmudgeon

The Curmudgeon's (Rich Turner's) advice on English Grammar: tips; links for writers, word usage rules, guidelines on grammar; syntax; essays; and discussion boards (ESL, grammar, general)

Grammar Girl

Quick and dirty tips for better writing

Grammar Grabbers

Professional Tips for the Amateur Writer ... a not-so-serious guide to English grammar.

Grammar Q & A Archive

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.

Grammar Songs

Songs set to familiar tunes help students learn parts of speech. Free printable cards, posters, and worksheets.

Grammar Tutorials

Welcome to the grammar tutorials offered by the English Department at the University of Calgary.


Our proven course helps people around the world improve both their written and spoken English. Say goodbye to frustration and hello to being a great communicator.

A free online grammar check and spell check service suitable for mobile devices.

Grammarman comic

Online comics following the adventures of the world's first and only grammar superhero. The site also has quizzes, games, puzzles, free stuff to download and lots more.

GrammarTool Online Grammar Checker

An online English grammar checker. Proofreads text to identify poor wording and incorrect sentences.
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