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Style  •  Grammar   •   Punctuation  •   Editing  •  English Language Classes (Local)   


Each document below is given on a web page in this site [HTML] or as a download in .pdf file format [PDF].

Style 

 

Sentence Types 

Sentence Combinations and Word Choice 

PDF icon Parallelism [PDF]

"Sentence Structure" [video] [slides] University of Saskatchewan)

"Avoiding Wordiness" [video] [slides] (University of Saskatchewan)

"Flow and Coherence" [video] [slides] (University of Saskatchewan)

PDF icon COCA Handout

PDF icon Clear and Concise Style

 

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Grammar

 

  PDF icon Article Use Handout 

Relative Clauses 

Sentence Diagramming (with thanks to Indya Jackson)

 

The Internet Grammar of English

 

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Punctuation

 

 Comma Use & Common Scenarios 

Parentheses and Dashes

PDF icon SEMICOLONS, COLONS & DASHES

"The Comma, Dash and Parenthesis" [video]  [slides] (University of Saskatchewan)

"The Semicolon and Colon" [video] [slides] (University of Saskatchewan)

Prepositions 

"The Apostrophe" [video] [slides] (University of Saskatchewan)

 

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Editing

 

 PDF icon Proofreader Checklist 

 Correcting Common Errors in Sentence Structure 

 

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English Language Classes (Local)

 

English Language Classes and Conversation Groups

 

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