Grammar and Usage

Grammar- and Usage-Related Topics, Links, and Documents

Please use the drop-down menu above to find the specific grammar sections and documents you’re looking for.

My Verbs and Pronouns pages are separate from my Parts of Speech page because English verbs and pronouns are such complicated topics that they must be dealt with in great detail.

Usage involves diction and idiom issues: using individual words and expressions correctly, according to traditional standards.

Sentence analysis” is a method of identifying the major components and basic structure of sentences that is simpler and more limited in scope than traditional sentence diagramming. Although sentence diagramming is an extremely useful skill that I strongly advise students to learn if they have the opportunity, for most students’ needs a simpler approach is sufficient.

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