Nouns & Pronouns






Grammar Man

Welcome to Grammar Man's page!  Here, we'll provide you with tips on how to write better essays.  It will mean covering some technical terms, but the goal is to pinpoint the most common errors people make in their writing and offer strategies for preventing and correcting them.  Of course, the best way to learn how to write well is to read a lot of well written prose; still, it's important to know how language works so that you can recognize what a sentence should be like, and check your own work for violations of basic grammatical rules.  Those rules aren't purely arbitrary.  There's a logic behind the rules governing such things as the proper use of punctuation and subject-verb agreement.  Use the Proofreading Checklist every time you write an essay to catch errors.

Follow the links above to see discussions of various topics; you should begin with "Basic Terms" to review the key grammatical terms used elsewhere.

Definitions and Highlights:

Syntax: sentence structure; punctuation
Nouns and pronouns: who vs. whom and other mystery cases
Style: redundancy; sentence logic; avoiding overly fancy words and phrases
Verbs: dangling participles and other dangerous habits
Words: real and imagined; spelling; commonly misused words