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English Abusage By John Willard
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These practice tests target abusage: the most common errors in English usage as defined by grammar — the rules for forming correct sentences — and by syntax — the conventions for... More > making sensible sentences. The exercises are intended to issue warnings of prose missteps, to aid in recognizing abusage and offer preventive practice, and to promote, with mastery of usage, a confident writer.< Less
The English Sentence Up Close By Peter Beaven, Nikhil Deliwala
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The enlightened notion of displaying the decomposed elements of a sentence pictorially has had a long history in the U.S. The pedagogical idea was developed by Stephen Watkins Clark in his 1847 book... More > with the mouthful-of-a-title A Practical Grammar: In Which Words, Phrases & Sentences are Classified According to Their Offices and Their Various Relationships to Each Another – a true sentence diagramming challenge! Clark’s scheme of deploying the parts of a sentence into stacked and adjacent cartoon-like balloons or bubbles was improved upon in Higher Lessons in English Grammar, (first edition 1877) by Alonzo Reed and Brainerd Kellogg of Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. Their “geometry of grammar” – as it has been called – is predicated on the idea that students would better learn how to structure sentences if they could see them drawn as linear graphic structures.< Less