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English Composition I help?

So, I took some of my classes out of order and I am just now taking English Composition I for my associates degree. The class has just started and it's quickly becoming obvious that I have "lost" all of my knowledge having to do with proper English grammar. ::sigh::

Whenever you completed Eng 1301, do you recall using any sites to help you brush up on grammar such as nouns, pronouns, adverbs, verbs, clauses, prepositions, subordinating conjunctions, etc. ?

I have googled information online and I am finding games that kids use to help them while in school. They are semi-helpful but they are mostly games where you just fill in the blank with the correct tense of a verb and things like that. None of the ones I am finding have a sentence and then say for example...find the clause in this sentence...find the preposition.

TIA  

 

ETA: I found a site within my school's website that linked me to another college. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/   

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  • I'm a super nerd who tested out of 2/3 of my English requirements in college, but what about a Verbal SAT prep site/book? Even an ASVAB study guide.
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    I'm a super nerd who tested out of 2/3 of my English requirements in college, but what about a Verbal SAT prep site/book? Even an ASVAB study guide.

    I hadn't thought of that, thanks! 

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  • Do you have an APA or MLA handbook? 

    That is usually what I reference when I need grammar help. Especially since most of the papers I have to turn in are supposed to be written in those formats. But I also think that the SAT-prep would help too. :) 


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  • Also, get yourself a copy of Strunk and White's Elements of Style. It's a tiny little book but it's full of great info on grammar and spelling. I bought it for AP English Language in high school and I still use it almost every day. 
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    Also, get yourself a copy of Strunk and White's Elements of Style. It's a tiny little book but it's full of great info on grammar and spelling. I bought it for AP English Language in high school and I still use it almost every day. 

    Love this book! I used it all through high school and college. The Owl at Purdue also has fantastic resources, you can google it. I use strictly APA citation and they're site is comprehensive and wonderful. I'm not sure if they have a site for MLA citation. 

  • Google "how to diagram a sentence" as well.  That will help you identify specific parts of sentences.
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    Also, get yourself a copy of Strunk and White's Elements of Style. It's a tiny little book but it's full of great info on grammar and spelling. I bought it for AP English Language in high school and I still use it almost every day. 

    Love this book! I used it all through high school and college. The Owl at Purdue also has fantastic resources, you can google it. I use strictly APA citation and they're site is comprehensive and wonderful. I'm not sure if they have a site for MLA citation. 

    I totally agree with this.  I'm a Purdue alum (English and Sociology) and it makes me smile when someone refers someone else to OWL.  I used it in high school and college.  I know the professor that runs it now.  He's pretty awesome.

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  • Thanks everyone! I have been using the Purdue OWL website for a while before I began this class. I'll have to check out the couple of books suggested. 

    Thanks again! 

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  • I'm a high school English teacher, and our freshman and sophomore teachers rely heavily on the site dailygrammar.com.  The lessons are short, but very effective.
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    I'm a high school English teacher, and our freshman and sophomore teachers rely heavily on the site dailygrammar.com.  The lessons are short, but very effective.

    Thank you so much.

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