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Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling

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Note that almost all the OWLs have extensive sections on grammar and punctuation. This is just a small sample. Jump to the list of OWLs to visit them, especially Purdue, Illinois (below) and University of Victoria.

Grammar and Punctuation (U Wisconsin-Madison)
Common Writing Mistakes (Hamilton College) (PDF)
Checklist of grammatical errors in writing. (PDF)
The Seven Deadly Sins of Bad Writing (Hamilton College)
How to Spell (U Arkansas at Little Rock)
Consolation for poor spellers with some basic spelling rules and tips for looking up words in the dictionary.
Most Commonly Misspelled Words (U Arkansas at Little Rock)
A handy table of 87 commonly misspelled words, in alphabetical order.

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