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  • Felix Darknite

    That few people have heard of the Proto-Indo-Europeans, or know about language evolution, children's language acquisition or the current process of language extinction, seems to me to be a crying shame. But the insights of linguistics are of social and political as well as intellectual importance.

  • Jennie Stoltz

    It's time to challenge the notion that there is only one way to speak English - Why do we persist in thinking that standard English is right, when it is spoken by only 15% of the British population? Linguistics-loving Harry Ritchie blames Noam Chomsky

  • Bibliotheek Midden-Brabant

    Engelse taal: 'If a non-standard-speaking child persists in using non‑standard English, particularly non-standard grammar, that child will not progress.' ...

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Certainly an interesting twist on this. I could see it really helping some kids to remember the difference!

Free grammar poster: Who's vs. Whose

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Great chart with comma rules. I'd add that Rule 2 doesn't change even when you follow AP style and omit the final comma in a series. Also, commas almost never go after "and" or "but."

3 ways to speak English: Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.” [VIDEO]

It is well past time to consign grammar pedantry to the history books. - There Is No ‘Proper English’ Never mind the grammar scolds. If people say it, it’s the right way to speak www.wsj.com/...

Help students master Mechanics, Usage, and Grammar by working together to proofread real-world writing examples. These 19 weekly grammar editing sessions address the most common errors made in middle-school and high-school writing. Get ready to enjoy these easy and helpful "shots" that quickly improve teen writing.

This collection of examples of bad grammar would make a great starter/closing activity to a lesson. Or turn it into a team quiz and get your students to find the mistakes.

Adjectives: degrees of comparison [infographic] | Grammar Newsletter - English Grammar Newsletter

I believe I missed a few. I knew almost every single word, there was just some that I wasn't sure if I'd ever pronounced right.

FREE Grammar poster: Lie vs. Lay My college professor illustrated this well by lying down on a huge table (lie), then standing on the table, hold a huge dictionary above his head, dropping it onto the table, and saying, "I LAY the book on the table." He did this several times. I've never forgotten the difference. But this is a good graphic.