FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, LEARN THE LANGUAGE

I’ve started a contest on WritersCafe and even though I specifically asked for the entries to be polished and checked for spelling and grammar issues, some entries have ignored this. The correct usage of spelling and punctuation is such a basic requirement of writing, so here I’m going to collect some links to proper grammar and, if I find any, spelling.

How to use a semicolon – The Oatmeal

The 3 Most Common Uses of Irony – also The Oatmeal (I know this isn’t either spelling or grammar, but irony is commonly misused).

How to Punctuate Dialogue – This Business of Writing. PLEASE read this one. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.

Basic English Punctuation Rules – About.com: English as a Second Language. This really is a basic overview of punctuation use.

Rules of Apostrophe Usage - Suite101

How to Use the Apostrophe - Write101 (These two apostrophe usage articles are similar, but explained slightly differently)

I might add more as I come across them, but this should give you a basic grounding in the use of English punctuation.

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