What are some great books, hubs, and resources to thoroughly learn English grammar?
I have always read quite a bit, and I get most of my general knowledge on grammar from there. I mostly copy the forms of what I read. I'm a little ashamed to say I couldn't explain a lot of basic grammar in technical terms. Thank you!
Eats, Shoots, and Leaves is a popular book for grammar, and a professor of mine once suggested The Chicago Manual of Style, which supposedly includes everything you could ever need.
As for websites, try:
http://www.drgrammar.org/frequently-asked-questions (addresses many common mistakes/confusion areas)
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/CMS … opics.html
Banal "Advanced Grammar in use" by Cambridge University press. Covers pretty interesting material and has all important information and reference which is applicable for day-to-day use. And also contains a wide range of useful exercises you may find useful for consolidating what you have already read and learned
David Crystal's 'The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language' is a great book for grammar, it really goes into detail and Crystal is a smart and witty writer.
Please consult my grammar hubs for help. I try to make it fun and easy to understand:
How to use apostrophes:
http://faceless39.hubpages.com/hub/Writ … -Correctly
How to use colons:
http://faceless39.hubpages.com/hub/Writ … Use-Colons
How to use commas:
http://faceless39.hubpages.com/hub/Writ … Use-Commas
How to use hyphens:
http://faceless39.hubpages.com/hub/Writ … se-Hyphens
How to use semicolons:
http://faceless39.hubpages.com/hub/Writ … Semicolons
How to use question marks:
http://faceless39.hubpages.com/hub/Writ … tion-Marks
Why grammar is important:
http://faceless39.hubpages.com/hub/Writ … -Important
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