9 Free Online Grammar Resources You Can't Ignore

9 Free Online Grammar Resources You Can’t Ignore


If you’re looking for a selection of writing and grammar websites to use as a reference, we suggest you explore these nine free online grammar resources.

Writers need to find a site that is user-friendly and reliable, and one that suits their writing needs. Please share your favourite sites in the comments section below.

[Top Tip: If you need practical help with your grammar, buy The Complete Grammar Workbook.]

9 Free Online Grammar Resources You Can’t Ignore

Here are a selection of sites we recommend:

  1. British Council Quick Grammar – This reference section gives brief explanations of 48 of the more common areas of grammar, each with an activity to help you learn.
  2. Lexico – Powered By Oxford– Do you want a quick answer to a specific point, such as whether it’s wrong to split an infinitive or to end a sentence with a preposition such as on? Go straight to the quick-reference grammar tips section. If you want more detailed advice on, for example, types of pronouns or how to build well-formed sentences, browse through the headings and explore the different sections.
  3. Perfect English Grammar – Seonaid, a British native speaker of English, has a blog that gives more than explanations. It also gives tips on how to learn grammar.
  4. English Grammar – Learn all aspects of the English written language to help you improve your writing skills in both personal and formal communications.
  5. Grammarly Handbook – Grammarly is a website where you can check your grammar. This online handbook answers all of your grammar questions.
  6. Grammar Monster – This website offers explanations about everything to do with grammar. It also has a short test for each of its sections.
  7. GrammarBook.com – This reference site serves anyone and everyone seeking to improve their English grammar and punctuation skills.
  8. Daily Grammar – Daily Grammar is a fun, convenient way to learn grammar. By simplifying complex grammar subjects, Daily Grammar is a great teaching tool for both public and home-schooled children, ESL students, and anyone needing to refresh English grammar skills.
  9. Writing Explained – This site is dedicated to providing the best educational articles on writing that the web has to offer and features hundreds of articles on grammar, style, and usage with examples and quizzes.

[Top Tip: If you need practical help with your grammar, buy The Complete Grammar Workbook.]

by Amanda Patterson

This article has 5 comments

  1. Robert

    British or American English, Amanda?

  2. Amanda Patterson

    We use UK English at Writers Write, but we have a selection of both British and American English sites here.

    British Council Quick Grammar and Perfect English Grammar are UK sites.

    Grammarly uses American English. GrammarBook.com is an American site.

    Please explore and decide which one suits your needs.

  3. Deidre Jonker

    Hi All,

    I see that Grammarly made it on the list. This is what I am using. I have

    the extensions for Chrome, Windows and Microsoft Office. It has been

    helpful.

    Deidre Jonker

    0723981155

  4. Daubert Vermeulen

    Hi there guys,

    Below are two linka I found on the net the other day. Stephen King also

    refers to William Strunk in his book ‘On Writing’

    Here are the links: William Strunk

    http://www.bartleby.com/141/

    and On writing

    http://biblioteka.teatr-obraz.ru/files/file/English_cinema/Stephen_King_On_Writing.pdf

    Enjoy,

    Daubert

  5. Kevin Guite

    Thank you for the 9 free online grammar resources, Amanda Ma’m!

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