What can I do to improve my grammar?

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Re: What can I do to improve my grammar?

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Greetings:

I can recommend four resources in particular. One is https://owl.purdue.edu/. This portal gives advice on lots of individual grammar topics and also has exercises to match. The other is a book: English for Everyone. This book is also available for free online. The book goes through individual topics (e.g., the passive) from the basics to advanced material before moving on to the next topic. In addition, it has worksheets at https://englishforeveryone.org/.

If you looking for British grammar, englisch-hilfen.de has both explanations and exercises. On the other hand, if you prefer American grammar and a lighter tone, Betty Azar has a series of very approachable grammar books going from beginner through advanced. I think there are three levels (thought it might be four). The books are in pairs, textbook and workbook. I have found that, at least for me as a teacher, the workbooks have enough material that my students don't need to have the textbook as well.
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I just thought of another book you might consider: Erica L. Meltzer's The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar. It has a somewhat chatty tone. It covers the basics but also more advanced topics. If you do buy this book, be sure to get the errata list (I think it's at Meltzer's home-page). And note the following: On p. 190, "insect world" should be replaced by something like "world of small animals" and "insects" by "invertebrates." On p. 175, "a old woman" should be "an old woman." On p. 150, "her in a classical ballet class" should not be underlined. On p. 149, "allows spiders" should be "allow spiders."
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I personally can recommend English Grammar In Use by Murphy. It is a good book where the grammar rules with the exercises are collected. My students love this book.
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I think that a good grammar book is the answer Raymond Murphy's English Grammar in Use is now available as a E book so it also includes pronunciation!
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I use Grammarly when writing papers for college and it helps me learn grammar faster.
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Reading is one of the simplest, most efficient, and entertaining ways to increase your command of grammar and punctuation. Pay attention to grammar rules whatever you read. Where are the commas used by these authors? When and when do they punctuate sentences, phrases, or ideas? How do they format large sentences, quotations, or lists? When writing, make use of the structures you encounter in your reading as models. The more you read, the easier it will be for you to spot and use good grammar and punctuation.
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Reading books, articles, and well-written content exposes you to correct grammar usage. Pay attention to how sentences are structured, how punctuation is used, and how different grammatical rules are applied.
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To enhance your grammar, start by utilizing online resources like grammar tutorials, grammar checkers, and style guides. Practice writing regularly and proofread your work thoroughly. Additionally, seeking guidance from professional sop writers could be beneficial. They are experts in language and can provide valuable insights. Engage in peer editing or join writing communities to receive constructive feedback. Lastly, read extensively to expose yourself to different writing styles and sentence structures. Consistent effort and continuous learning will lead to significant improvements in your grammar skills.
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vallery32 wrote: 31 Jul 2023, 13:35 To enhance your grammar, start by utilizing online resources like grammar tutorials, grammar checkers, and style guides. Practice writing regularly and proofread your work thoroughly. Additionally, seeking guidance from professional sop writers could be beneficial. They are experts in language and can provide valuable insights. Engage in peer editing or join writing communities to receive constructive feedback. Lastly, read extensively to expose yourself to different writing styles and sentence structures. Consistent effort and continuous learning will lead to significant improvements in your grammar skills.
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Thank you for sharing these valuable resources for English grammar and language learning. These are excellent recommendations, and they offer a variety of options for learners at different levels and preferences, whether they're looking for British or American English resources.
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Thanks for sharing these resources. From my experience, I can say that it's not that easy to improve grammar and writing skills in general, but possible. It requires time and, of course, effort. I think that the most important thing is practice - the more you write, the better your skills will be. And there are different tools, resources, blogs, etc., which help. For example, you can use Grammarly to see and fix all errors you have. Also, you can read different blogs on writing different types of papers. Here is one useful blog post https://papersowl.com/blog/how-to-write-a-case-study-analysis which provides a lot of useful information and tips on how to write a case study and there is even a video to help. When I need to write something, I always try to find and read such info, and of course, I use some tools to check my grammar.
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Thanks for sharing ;)
Quite helpful.
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