Writing Basics Resources




Fragments
Comma splices
Subject-Verb agreement
Pronoun-reference agreement
Problem modifiers
Parallelism
Pronoun case
Commas
Semicolons
Colons
Hyphens
Dashes
apostrophes
Capitalization
Numbers or words
Symbols
Abbreviations and acronyms
Quotation marks


Fragments

  • BAO: Sentence faults, Sentence fragments
  • Williams: Glossary entries on fragment and grammatical sentence
  • In the online textbook, read the section on fragments.
  • Fragments. From The Elements of Style.
  • Fragments. From the Guide to Grammar and Writing, Capital Community College (Norfolk, Connecticut).

Comma Splices

  • BAO: Comma splices, Run-on sentences
  • Williams: Glossary entry on run-on sentence
  • Comma splices. From the classic 1918 The Elements of Style text by William Strunk, Jr. (1869–1946)
  • Runons. From the Guide to Grammar and Writing
  • From the online technical writing resource made available by David McMurrey, read the section on comma splices and run-ons.

Subject-Verb Agreement

  • BAO: Agreement, Agreement of subjects and verbs, Number
  • From the online technical writing resource made available by David McMurrey, read the section on subject-verb agreement.
  • Subject-Verb Agreement. From the Guide to Grammar and Writing.

Pronoun-Reference Agreement

Problem Modifiers

  • BAO: Dangling modifier, Modifier
  • Williams: Glossary entry on dangling modifiers
  • From the online technical writing resource made available by David McMurrey, read the section on problem modifiers.

Parallelism

  • BAO: Mixed constructions, Parallel structure
  • Parallel Form. From the Guide to Grammar and Writing, Capital Community College (Norfolk, Connecticut).
  • Parallelism. From the classic 1918 The Elements of Style text by William Strunk, Jr. (1869–1946).
  • From the online technical writing resource made available by David McMurrey, read the section on parallelism.

Pronoun Case

  • BAO: Case (grammar), Pronouns, whom/whom
  • Pronouns and Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement. From the Guide to Grammar and Writing, Capital Community College (Norfolk, Connecticut).
  • From the online technical writing resource made available by David McMurrey, read the section on pronoun case.

Grammar & Usage Review

  • Use these exercises to get some practice with all the grammar and usage rules.

Commas

Semicolons

  • From the online technical writing resource made available by David McMurrey, read the section on semicolons.
  • BAO: Colon, Semicolon
  • Semicolons. From the Guide to Grammar and Writing.

Colons

  • From the online technical writing resource made available by David McMurrey, read the section on colons.
  • Colons. From the Guide to Grammar and Writing.
  • BAO: Colon, Semicolon

Hyphens

  • From the online technical writing resource made available by David McMurrey, read the section on hyphens.
  • Hyphens. From the Guide to Grammar and Writing.
  • BAO: Compound words, Dash, Hyphen

Dashes

  • BAO: Dash, Hyphen
  • Dash. From the Guide to Grammar and Writing.

Apostrophes

  • In the online textbook, read the section on apostrophes.
  • BAO: Apostrophe
  • Apostrophes. From the Guide to Grammar and Writing.

Other Marks of Punctuation

  • BAO: Apostrophes, Brackets, Period, Ellipses, Exclamation point, Parentheses, Question mark, Quotation marks, Slash
  • Punctuation Marks (other than commas), from the Guide to Grammar and Writing, Capital Community College (Norfolk, Connecticut)

Capitalization

Spelling: Similar-Sounding Words

Numbers or Words

Symbols

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Quotation Marks

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