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    Any online guides on improving your Grammar?

    It's becoming more and more noticeable that the more I write the more my grammatical faults seem to show up. Although I tend to write fairly well when dealing with less serious articles I've started to take up some more serious work involving money. Now it's time for me to finally brush up on my grammar and learn to write without the glaring errors I get when I write now.

    Does anyone have any good online resources or techniques on how to notice grammatical errors, and how I can do away with them? A lot of the writing I may need to do in the future is very expressive and I'll need to be able to show exactly what's in my head through my writing; something I find extremely difficult to do now.

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    you cannot do better than H W Fowler

    see The King's English

    other online usage guides at bartelby: http://www.bartleby.com/usage/
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    ya you can use softwares such as typing tutor, it not only increases u r speed of typing but also inproves u r grammer caz u hav to write the keywords correct. moreover online websites are there which can help u.

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    Quote Originally Posted by royalbeast View Post
    ya you can use softwares such as typing tutor, it not only increases u r speed of typing but also inproves u r grammer caz u hav to write the keywords correct. moreover online websites are there which can help u.
    When composing entries, I use MS Outlook since it has a spelling and grammar checker. Then again, it's also important to re-read your draft before publishing. And as a guide, if something doesn't sound right, then there something wrong with the grammar.

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    Just hope I could still add something. I am a big fan of this blog and I am learning so much. I hope this can help somehow.

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    "New" Site

    I say "new" because the site has been around for awhile. It's just new to this thread (I think ).

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
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    The best thing you can do for yourself is to learn to write with proper grammer. No online grammar check is going to be flawless--and often times they don't recognize the difference between proper grammar and efficient, proper grammar. Do yourself a huge favor and read Strunk's The Elements of Style. It will teach you something equally as important as grammar, and that is saying as much as you can in as few words as possible.
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    Hey check the following links. I think it will be helpful.

    http://www.egpet.net/vb/t589.html

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...ammar_and.html

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    I think best way to go is learn the grammar through reading books >_>

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    Hi , not sure of any freeware available for your needs, google right writer , it is a good paid option.
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    Always learn ho to deal on verb agreement. And Practice yourself using the 8 parts of speech in order to create quality writing content.

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    if an english or US says that grammar is difficult, how about me ? I am Indonesian, with having just enough english ability. I want to improve my english ability to be good english writer, I predict that many people need copywriting service, and i will learn and learn english hardly.

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    Although in microsoft word program people can check their spelling and grammar but online spelling and grammar checker with better ability is needed everytime. So, i hope webmasters will improve or make an online spelling and grammar checker with the best ability.

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    I just use the Microsoft Word Spelling and Grammar Tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queen4 View Post
    .. how much that people pay attention to it when writhing
    look, i do try to pay attention when writhing, but sometimes i'm, ah... too busy

    writhin' an' squirmin'!!
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    if u have improve your english grammer online, then u try to read news papers with using online dictionary, you get improve your english speaking and writing......


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    read more books and articles....you will automatically tend to get the idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    you cannot do better than H W Fowler

    see The King's English

    other online usage guides at bartelby: http://www.bartleby.com/usage/
    Looks like a fantastic resource, although lots of text on a HTML page tends to be hard for me to read. Might need to drag this one into a PDF or something. Thank you very much for sharing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    you cannot do better than H W Fowler

    see The King's English

    other online usage guides at bartelby: http://www.bartleby.com/usage/
    Great advice on that site:

    "Any one who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid."

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    you cannot do better than H W Fowler

    see The King's English

    other online usage guides at bartelby: http://www.bartleby.com/usage/
    Great resource. I like it most.
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    yes, my english not so fluent..any body knows where might be i can learn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iissugianti View Post
    any body knows where might be i can learn?
    here's something i'll bet you have not tried yet -- read this thread
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    "inproves u r grammer cuz u hav to write the keywords correct"

    dude, you need major help yourself, no offence

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULTiMATE View Post
    It's becoming more and more noticeable that the more I write the more my grammatical faults seem to show up.
    That's probably your self improvement efforts paying off. Maybe you didn't see your grammatical faults when you first wrote the piece.

    Quote Originally Posted by ULTiMATE View Post
    Although I tend to write fairly well when dealing with less serious articles I've started to take up some more serious work involving money. Now it's time for me to finally brush up on my grammar and learn to write without the glaring errors I get when I write now.
    If by "involving money" do you mean writing for hire .. or copywriting? Those are entirely different approaches.

    Quote Originally Posted by ULTiMATE View Post
    Does anyone have any good online resources or techniques on how to notice grammatical errors, and how I can do away with them? A lot of the writing I may need to do in the future is very expressive and I'll need to be able to show exactly what's in my head through my writing; something I find extremely difficult to do now.
    One of the best "resources" is reading aloud after you finish a piece. You may be amazed at how clumsy or confused some of your passages sound.

    Go slowly on weilding the grammar of the English language. Don't write beyond your ability to completely understand word and phrase usage. Gauge your readership and write to them. I remember one text on writing short and long fiction suggesting writing so a 10 year old could understand it. Some ESL programs use grade 6 texts.

    Some works call for a more relaxed narrative than others. Look at cadence. Verbs can be your best friends.


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