Good Grammar 101: The Essential Guide
10 Steps to Keep Your Editor From Killing You
Good grammar is like good hygiene. Often, the last person to know why people are complaining about the dead dog in the room is the person who stinks. Fortunately, we’ve created this course of ten lessons to help you impress your readers and editors with how good you smell… oops, I mean spell. To show you how much we care, we’re throwing in a bonus lesson, The Case Against Twilight (or why Stephenie Meyer needs to hire a copy editor).
- How to Make Your Editor Hate You: Splice Your Commas
- How to Use the Ellipsis… Correctly
- Why You Need to be Using Oxford Commas
- What the Heck is an Em Dash?
- Brangelina, Sporks, and the Secrets of Portmanteau
- Grammar Quandary: Affect Versus Effect
- The Poor, Misunderstood Semicolon
- How to Use Either, Neither, Or, and Nor Correctly
- How to Break Up Long Dialogue Like Agatha Christie
- Is It Okay to End a Sentence with a Preposition?
- BONUS: The Case Against Twilight
In this tutorial, we will go over some of the most important (and most often neglected) grammar rules in a way that’s both fun and practical. Remember: good grammar is hot!
In every lesson, you will be challenged with grammar exercises to help you cement what you’ve just learned into your daily practice.
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