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Practice different strategies for building forceful sentences while using words correctly, effectively, and imaginatively.
  1. All About Words
  2. Parts of Speech and Word Classes
  3. Building Sentences
  4. Sentence Combining Exercises
  5. Punctuating Words & Sentences

All About Words

Learn to use words correctly, effectively, and imaginatively.

Parts of Speech and Word Classes

Learning the names and functions of the traditional parts of speech probably won't make you a better writer. But you will gain a basic understanding of the English language, which will help you follow the other lessons here at About.com Grammar and Composition. And those lessons will help you to improve your writing.

Building Sentences

One of the keys to good writing is understanding the countless ways in which basic sentence structures can be combined and arranged. Let's begin, then, by identifying those basic sentence structures and considering how to use them effectively.

Sentence Combining Exercises

Sentence combining calls on you to experiment with different ways of developing sentences and paragraphs. A detailed knowledge of formal grammar isn't required to complete these exercises.

Punctuating Words & Sentences

Understanding the principles behind the common marks of punctuation should help us to follow the conventions consistently in our own writing.

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