Grammar and Usage

English grammar- and usage-related links and learning materials

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

The Verbs and Pronouns pages are separate from the 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 or conventions.

Sentence analysis” is the term I use for 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.