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What is it? Students can fly, swim, feed, and toss their way to grammar mastery. Characters can be led through many adventures as they practice using nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more; a quick and easy way to practice and reinforce different grammar concepts to enhance reading, writing, and parts of speech.

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A grammar check can come in handy for anyone. Like many, you probably learned many of the grammar rules all throughout your school years. Also, like many, you’ve likely forgotten much of what you learned. Where does the comma go, for instance? Is ending your sentences with a proposition really that bad a practice? Are there hard and fast rules for when to use who, that or which? All of these questions, as well as many more, can plague both amateur and professional writers. Doing a grammar and spell check, all online, helps to settle these questions and give you more confidence in your writing.

http://www.grammarcheck.net/

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http://www.grammaropolis.com/

“I want kids to have fun with grammar and even learn a little something along the way.  Grammaropolis has been named the EnglishClub.com ESL Site of the Month. It’s a great honor, and it’s also a reminder that 24% of the traffic to Grammaropolis.com comes from outside the USA, with Spain and Brazil leading the way. Previous Site of the Month winners include Grammar Bytes and The Learning Network from the New York Times.”

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WordCounter: http://www.wordcounter.com/

Wordcounter ranks the most frequently used words in any given body of text. Use this to see what words you overuse (is everything a “solution” for you?) or maybe just to find some keywords from a document.

Wordcounter is useful for writers, editors, students, and anyone who thinks that they might be speaking redundantly or repetitively — and it’s free! Eventually, I’m going to expand it so that you can upload documents, but not yet.

We are still in beta testing, so let us know if you have any problems.

The Passivator: http://www.ftrain.com/ThePassivator.html

Passive verbs appear in yellow; adverbs in light blue. Note that this program sees no difference between nefarious passive voice (“The dog was bitten by a man.”) and not-so-nefarious tense constructions (“The dog was old.”). See “Caveats,” below, for issues regarding tense. Sample output, from a recent essay in the New Yorker:

Ginger Online Grammar Checker
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  • Contextual spell & grammar checker
  • Misused words correction
  • Single-click sentence correction
  • Text-to-speech
  • Progress & frequent mistakes reports

Page 99 Test

The Page 99 Test is simple: After reading page 99, would you want to turn the page?

http://www.page99test.com/

For decades, readers have used the Page 99 Test to judge the writing of a book before buying it. That’s the idea here… but with a twist.

Here, published and unpublished writers share their page 99s with readers like you. And you get to rate their writing (without knowing if it’s published or who the author is). It’s fast. Fun. Addictive.

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Grammarly is your personal proofreader and grammar coach. Check your writing for grammar, punctuation, style and more.

150+ Grammar Checks: Check your text for use of grammar rules you never knew existed. Get accurate error explanations.

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Vocabulary Enhancement: Use words that make an impact. Liven up your sentences and improve readability with context-optimized word choice suggestions.

Contextual Spell Check: Spot correctly spelled words used in the wrong context. No more embarrassing typos like then-than, to-two-too, lose-loose.

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