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English grammar quizzes, tests, and exercises

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

Perfect English Grammar

Specialist writing guides

Blogging: Writing Better Blog Posts
Detailed guide to blogging written for by a professional blogger.

Words we commonly misspell, spelling guides

A Study of Some of the Most Commonly Misspelled Words
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

Wikipedia: List of common misspellings in English 100 most often misspelled words

English grammar and style guides

Common Errors in English
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.
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
British Plain English Campaign web site featuring a range of useful plain English guides.

Plain Language
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

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

Dictionary and thesaurus.

The Free Dictionary
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
Glossary and free grammar lessions

Grammar Monster

British English versus American English

Wikipedia: American and British English differences