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English grammar quizzes, tests, and exercises

Grammar Monster
www.grammar-monster.com
A fun collection of all the tricky points of grammar, including tests and exercises.

Perfect English Grammar
perfect-english-grammar.com

Specialist writing guides

Blogging: Writing Better Blog Posts
blogging.com/blog/how-to-write-good-blog-post/
Detailed guide to blogging written for blogging.com by a professional blogger.

Words we commonly misspell, spelling guides

A Study of Some of the Most Commonly Misspelled Words
barnsdle.demon.co.uk/spell/error.html
A well-researched and revealing study by Cornell Kimball of the words that are most commonly misspelled. And the winner is…minuscule.

The Free Dictionary Spelling Center
spellingcenter.com

Wikipedia: List of common misspellings in English
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misspellings_in_English

yourDictionary.com 100 most often misspelled words
grammar.yourdictionary.com/spelling-and-word-lists/misspelled.html

English grammar and style guides

Common Errors in English
brians.wsu.edu/common-errors/
A very popular web site based on the book Common Errors in English Usage by Professor Paul Brians.

The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.
bartelby.com/141/index.html
An online reproduction of the original (1918) book that was later revised (in 1957) by E B White. The revised version, now in its fourth edition, is easily and rightfully the most popular book on English style ever published.

Plain English guides

Plain English Guide
www.plainenglish.co.uk
British Plain English Campaign web site featuring a range of useful plain English guides.

Plain Language
www.plainlanguage.gov
US Government web site featuring a comprehensive Plain English handbook that can be viewed online or downloaded as a pdf file.

English dictionaries and thesauri

Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com
dictionary.com and thesaurus.com
These companion sites are the most popular online dictionary and thesaurus, and include definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and word origins. Dictionary.com’s main source is the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, supplemented numerous sources including American Heritage and Harper Collins.

Merriam-Webster
merriam-webster.com
Dictionary and thesaurus.

The Free Dictionary
thefreedictionary.com
Illustrated dictionary and thesaurus with convenient links to Wikipedia entries. Lots of great content including word and grammar quizzes.

Glossaries of grammatical terms

Daily Grammar
www.dailygrammar.com/glossary.html
Glossary and free grammar lessions

Grammar Monster
www.grammar-monster.com/grammar_terms_and_definitions.htm

UsingEnglish.com
www.usingenglish.com/glossary/

British English versus American English

Wikipedia: American and British English differences
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_Differences