Remember the book Elements of Style by Strunk & White? That wonderful classic work on grammar and writing that so many of us read in our high school or college English classes?
I recently found an online version of sorts created by the University of Bristol that not only goes through many of the concepts covered by Strunk & White, but also has interactive exercises. The site, titled simply as "Improve Your Writing," bills itself as "a comprehensive guide to using English grammar and avoiding the most common mistakes" and from what I've seen so far, it fits that bill nicely.
These free online English grammar lessons would make an excellent way for junior high or high schoolers to brush up on their grammar, or even as a means to teach English grammar from almost scratch!
How the Lessons Work
Each lesson consists of a written explanation and interactive exercises to reinforce understanding. You can either work through the lessons progressively, or just skip ahead to a particular subject.
How the Exercises Work
There are several exercise questions for each concept. Here are a couple of screenshot examples:
Topics Covered in this Grammar Curriculum
The subjects covered in this free grammar curriculum are as follows. (Note that the links will take you to the particular lesson or exercise on the site itself.)
- Punctuation Marks
- Common Confusions
- Using quoted material.
- Other pitfalls and problems