Core English Grammar: Introduction

Grammar Problems when you move to writing

One point I keep making in this course is that written English is not just writing down the noises of spoken English. They are different languages.

Core grammar

Over the next few weeks, we will cover several grammar issues that cause special trouble for those making the spoken/written transition, because you need to have the tools to speak informally AND to write formally. We will cover:

  1. Spelling (including using the wrong word)
  2. Clauses
  3. Run-on sentences
  4. Sentence fragments
  5. Prepositions
  6. Pronoun reference
  7. Commas
  8. Apostrophes
  9. Capitalization
  10. Participles

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Revised 8/10/17 • Page author: Curtis Allen • e-mail: callen@ashland.edu.