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Grammar:

  • Remote Link - HTML Guide to Grammar and Writing— See especially their
    • Remote Link - HTML Diagramming Sentences— Essential tool for learning grammar that is being neglected in the public schools today.
    • Remote Link - HTML Basic Sentence Parts, Phrase Configurations— Diagrams of the functional elements of sentences.
  • Remote Link - HTML Grammar Handbook— Writers' Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Remote Link - HTML Irregular Verbs— Nearly complete list of the English verbs that give people trouble.
  • Remote Link - HTML Exploring English— Instructional material on English grammar and usage.

Diagramming sentences:

  • Remote Link - HTML Diagramming Sentences— Essential tool for learning grammar that is being neglected in the public schools today.
  • Remote Link - HTML Basic Sentence Parts, Phrase Configurations— Diagrams of the functional elements of sentences.
  • Remote Link - HTML Diagramming Sentences— Numerous examples, including diagrams of 16 sentences from the U.S. Constitution.
  • Remote Link - HTML Diagramming Sentences from Wisc-Online — Online tool that introduces the student to the basics of Reed-Kellogg sentence diagramming.
  • Remote Link - HTML SenDraw from University of Central Florida Department of English — Free downloadable tool for Windows that enables one to draw a Reed-Kellogg diagram on the computer of a sentence that one has analyzed oneself.
  • Remote Link - HTML Diagramming Sentences from Gerald Dalgish, Baruch College, CUNY — Free downloadable tool for Windows that enables one to draw a Reed-Kellogg diagram on the computer of a sentence that one has analyzed oneself.
  • Remote Link - HTML phpSyntaxTree — Free online tool that generates a parse tree on the computer of a sentence that one has analyzed oneself into a formal bracket notation. More useful for computer languages than for natural ones.
  • Remote Link - HTML Reed-Kellogg Diagrammer from 1aiway — Free online tool that enables one to enter a sentence and have their software generate a diagram for it. Needs the Silverlight app that only works on Windows. But often gets it wrong on more complicated or subtle sentences, such as those in the Constitution, so it is not a substitute for learning how to diagram.
  • Remote Link - HTML Link Grammar Parser from Carnegie-Mellon — Free online tool that enables one to enter a sentence and have their software parse and generate a tree diagram for it, using only ASCII characters. Can only handle short, simple sentences, and often doesn't get it right.

Vocabulary:

  • Remote Link - HTML Supervoca Vocabulary Builder— Learn the words likely to appear on standard tests.
  • Remote Link - HTML Soundkeepers Vocabulary Builder— Words likely to appear on the GRE test.
  • Remote Link - HTML Number2.com Vocabulary Builder— ACT, GRE, SAT, Free Test Prep.

Style:

  • Remote Link - HTML The Elements of Style, Oliver Strunk (1935)— Classic guide to good writing.
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Jon Roland of the Constitution Society
Original date: 2012/5/23 —