Table of Contents

  1. Why improve your understanding of grammar and punctuation?
    1. A Guide to Using these Exercises
  2. Punctuation Marks
    1. The colon.
    2. The semicolon.
    3. The comma
    4. The comma splice.
    5. The hyphen (-)
    6. The dash (--)
    7. The apostrophe
  3. Common Confusions
    1. Whose and Who's
    2. It's and Its.
    3. There and Their and They're.
    4. To, Two and Too.
    5. Who and Whom.
    6. I or me.
    7. Less/Fewer.
    8. Like or As.
    9. Confusable words.
  4. Using quoted material.
    1. Where to put the Quoted Material.
    2. When to quote and when not to.
    3. Punctuating Quoted Material.
    4. The Ellipsis ( ... )
  5. Other pitfalls and problems
    1. Conjunctions
    2. Split infinitives.
    3. Subject/Verb Agreement.
    4. Dangling Participles
    5. Consistency of Tense.
    6. The Subjunctive.
    7. Using Numbers.
    8. Positioning of 'only' and 'often'.
    9. Compound Words
  6. Style
    1. Run-on sentences.
    2. Pleonasm.
    3. Paragraph Length.
    4. Straying Off The Point.
  7. Exercises
    1. Using the Colon to Improve Style
    2. Using the colon.
    3. Using the semi-colon.
    4. Using the comma 1.
    5. Using the comma 2.
    6. The comma splice.
    7. Separating Clauses
    8. Exercise about conjunctions.
    9. Exercise using the hyphen.
    10. Contracted words
    11. Using the apostrophe 1.
    12. Using the apostrophe 2.
    13. Lists.
    14. Punctuation marks exercise.
    15. Dangling participles exercise.
    16. Who's or Whose?
    17. It's or Its?
    18. There or Their or They're?
    19. To or Too or Two?
    20. Who or Whom?
    21. I or me?
    22. Less or Fewer?
    23. Like or As?
    24. Split Infinitives.
    25. Verb/Subject Agreement.
    26. Using the subjunctive.
    27. Using Numbers.
    28. Punctuation of embedded quotations 1.
    29. Punctuation of embedded quotations. 2
    30. Correcting quotes.
    31. Confusable words 1.
    32. Confusable Words 2.
    33. Confusable words 3.
    34. Consistency of tense.
    35. Common Mistakes.
    36. Run-on Sentences Exercise.
    37. Pleonasm Exercise.
    38. Straying Off The Point Exercise.