Call us grammar nazis, language enthusiasts, or literatis, the main goal is the perfection and the right usage of the language so much so that this learning process becomes an obsession for most of us. As obsessive as we can get, there is always that one or two concepts we tend to miss, especially when the language at hand is the volatile English. And we would love to keep ourselves updated as much as we can.
Here are the blogs which help us quench our thirst for grammar.
While we are talking about grammar, we might as well address what made the life of writers a whole lot easier — Grammarly. Writers from all walks of life are forever indebted to this particular website. Now, what makes it stand out is the ease with which it shares the invaluable content. English grammar is not easy to get by; starting from wrapping your head around “effect” and “affect” to the usage of comma, everything is paramount. And Grammarly helps you get it right and in a fun, engaging way. It’s pretty cool!
Quick and Dirty Tips
Quick and Dirty Tips was founded by Mignon Fogarty who is also known as “Grammar Girl”. Why do people call her that? Because she has a fun podcast with the same name — Grammar Girl. Mignon Fogarty is author of seven books including the New York Times best seller, Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Writing. She is also a professor of journalism at University of Nevada. She chooses some of the cool topics for both blog and podcast. Things like ‘How ‘Trolloping’ Became a Word’ and ‘‘A’ versus ‘An’’ really suck you in.
Quick and Dirty Tips, on the whole, deals with a variety of topics and grammar is one of them which is taken care by the expert, Mignon Fogarty.
Grammar Revolution is one of those for all the conventional learners. Elizabeth O’Brien makes sure you fall in love with the whole process of learning the language. She comes with a promise of eliminating the whole notion “grammar is such a pain”. With Grammar Revolution you tend to learn everything from the basics to the expert level in an effective way. With number of figures, Elizabeth takes on a ride with words. You can also interact with her personally in case you want to clear your doubts.
Glossophia is more of a discussion platform where language enthusiasts get together to talk about the abuse and usage of English language. The blogger, Louise Barder, who is associated with the field of journalism, also happens to be someone who has enjoyed a career in classical music. So, this blog has its share of musicals. Blog has some intense and in-your-face content which is surprisingly refreshing. It is always exciting to side step from the conventional learning and exploring a new path.
Grammarphobia is a place where you can learn from the wise. The bloggers Patricia T O’Conner and Stewart Kellerman come with some amazing experience in the fields of journalism and literature. They have written five books about the English language and both have the experience of more than half a century as writers and editors. The whole monochromatic design of the blog helps you concentrate more on the content with minimal distractions. The blog’s speciality seems to be the ‘Myths’ section where the authors come up with some of the common myths and bust them for the readers.