Become a Better Writer

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

A list of websites and Twitter feeds focused on improving grammar and overall writing skills.

Ginger 

It is software for your browser that automatically checks your spelling and grammar before you post things on the Internet. It is good for checking your posts for Facebook and Twitter.

The Oatmeal 

The authors of this website use humor and comic strips to teach grammar lessons. After reading their lesson on semicolons versus colons, you will always remember that both bears and semicolons have pause/paws.

General Grammar Exam

Take this quiz to see how much you really know about English grammar.

Grammar Oriented Twitter Feeds

@EnglishFeed 

Tweets: 8,558
Followers: 3,020
Sample Tweet: “Personification - A figure of speech which endows animals, ideas, or inanimate objects with human traits or abilities.”

@GrammarMonkeys 

Tweets: 5,227
Followers: 22,773
Sample Tweet: “Is it really too much to ask for people to stop using apostrophes to create plurals? #apostrophail pic.twitter.com/XqptPAS3

@OurEnglishTips 

 

Tweets: 497
Followers: 1,917
Sample Tweet: “Do not use “proposed” when something specific was done. (“We [designed | developed | described | reported] a method for checking grammar.)”

@GrammarMonster 

 

Tweets: 1,082
Followers: 3,117
Sample Tweet: “Odd rule: Sisters-in-law's husbands and sister-in-law's husbands. The apostrophe is before the s on both! More: http://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/apostr … #fb"

@GrammarSnark 

Tweets: 760
Followers: 2410
Sample Tweet: “Using the verb "script" five times in the first paragraph is a sure way to get my attention. Not a good way, but a way. #amediting"

@DictionaryCom 

 

Tweets: 1,941
Followers: 105,061
Sample Tweet: "#WordOfTheDay - imponderable: a thing that cannot be precisely determined or measured.”

 

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