English Grammar Online

by hck1
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Hi friends...
I want to improve my English Grammar. Can you suggest me some websites from where I can learn online English Grammar?

Also correct me if there is any grammatical error in my question.
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  • Profile picture of the author kenzo22
    If you want to improve your grammar, stop reading online forums Unfortunately, I can't recommend any website to you :/
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by hck1 View Post

    I want to improve my English Grammar. Can you suggest me some websites from where I can learn online English Grammar?
    If you do a search for threads with the word "grammar" in their titles, you'll find (among the other stuff listed) plenty of posts suggesting these websites.

    Originally Posted by hck1 View Post

    Also correct me if there is any grammatical error in my question.
    1. You should say "Can you suggest for me ..." or "Can you suggest to me ..." or "Can you recommend ...". "Suggest" is a transitive verb, so asking if people can suggest you isn't quite right (though your meaning was, of course, perfectly clear).

    (I think "recommend" is a better word, here, than "suggest": a recommendation is what you wanted.)

    2. You should really say "... if there are any grammatical errors in my question".

    Originally Posted by kenzo22 View Post

    If you want to improve your grammar, stop reading online forums
    That's probably right, as well. The general standard of grammar here is awful. Only people like me whine about it, though.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nepherael
    A quick website that I run across regularly when trying to double check my own grammar

    Grammar Girl :: Quick and Dirty Tips

    Always check the comments to her posts. No one is perfect and sometimes people have different opinions on what is correct. English is one of the most varied, slang infused languages
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Hey Lexy, I also whine about bad grammar, etc. There's way too much of it in here unfortunately, but many people don't seem to care.
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  • Profile picture of the author hck1
    Alexa Smith, I am very thankful to you about finding the errors on my thread. I was not aware with the difference of using recommend and suggest word.
    English is really a very confusing language. It has lots of synonyms words having different rules of using.

    I know that this post also have some errors, so please correct if you have free time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by hck1 View Post

      I know that this post also have some errors, so please correct if you have free time.
      Ok ... that should be "this post also has ..." (singular subject = "post": "post has", but "posts have.")

      Originally Posted by hck1 View Post

      I am very thankful to you
      "Grateful" is better than "thankful". "Thankful" is a word, but used in different contexts (it's very old-fashioned, also).

      Originally Posted by hck1 View Post

      about finding the errors on my thread.
      "For finding ...".

      Originally Posted by hck1 View Post

      I was not aware with the difference of using recommend and suggest word.
      "I wasn't aware of the difference between the words 'recommend' and 'suggest'."

      Originally Posted by hck1 View Post

      It has lots of synonyms words
      "It has lots of synonymous words" (adjective), or just "It has lots of synonyms". But not "synonmys words", because those are both nouns.

      Yes, it's a real bugger of a language to learn. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author hck1
    I always forget on where to use the ‘to’ and ‘for’.

    Any tips for learning the proper use of ‘to’ and ‘for’.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by hck1 View Post

      I always forget on where to use the 'to' and 'for'.

      Any tips for learning the proper use of 'to' and 'for'.
      "To" and "for" are called prepositions. These seem to be the hardest part of English for people studying it as a second language to master. Even native speakers/writers get them wrong sometimes.

      Actually, if you study the operational purpose of each preposition the language will make a little more sense more quickly. Think of them as "operational" words. They tell things like spacial placement (in, on, above, under), time, (before, after), relationship (of, for, to). I taught English as a second language for a few semesters at Jr College and found the relationship prepositions to be the hardest ones to learn.

      Also - if you are trying to learn English from the Net, you get the added bonus of getting confused by the differences between English in the UK and the US. They can differ enough to confuse anyone. Take for example, you are telling someone that someone else is sick -- in the US you say "She is in THE hospital" and in the UK it's "She is in hospital" without the article "the".

      To make your learning easier, you might want to pick whether to study UK English or US English to avoid minor confusions until you've mastered the Dialect of one or the other.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    How do you get them confused? Give me a sentence that confuses you.
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  • Profile picture of the author hck1
    Like
    I am going to the market for buying breads.
    Or
    I am going for the market to buying breads.

    Which one is correct and why?
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    • Profile picture of the author LarryC
      Originally Posted by hck1 View Post

      Like
      I am going to the market for buying breads.
      Or
      I am going for the market to buying breads.

      Which one is correct and why?
      It would be more common to say: I am going to the market to buy bread.

      I am not good at explaining the rules of grammar, so I'm not the right person to tell you why

      I'm not sure that memorizing grammar is the best way to improve your language skills. Especially with English, where the rules are so complicated and there are so many exceptions to every rule. This is probably true of all languages, though. It's really a matter of practicing and learning how English is written and spoken.

      Reading is helpful. Additionally, listening to audiobooks and other audio content is a good way to learn proper usage.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Larry is right.
    I am going to the market to buy bread. This is how you say that sentence.
    There is not a plural for bread in this case.
    Bread is usually a singular word, even when talking about more than one loaf of bread.
    You don't go FOR buying something.
    The action is 'to buy' so that is what you do.
    The best way to learn is to keep reading lots of books and you'll gradually pick it up. It is impossible to teach you all the rules of grammar.
    I could even give you books on grammar that would help you but you still need to do the reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author hck1
    Thank you LarryC and laurencewins.
    Laurencewins, please recommend the books.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    If you give me your email address I can send you some ebooks that may help you.
    Meanwhile, check this site out Polish your writing to impress even the pros
    They offer a free 6 part course on grammar, etc. It may help you in some ways but it might be too hard in other ways. But you have nothing to lose by looking at it.
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