The Ultimate Guide to Grammar

Grammar is a system of language rules that allows us to combine individual words to make complex meanings. It’s also what allows us to communicate with each other. To understand how grammar works and what grammar rules are, we need to learn its components, including parts of speech like nouns, adjectives, and verbs.

But grammar rules don’t have to be intimidating. And applying grammar rules to your writing doesn’t mean you have to lose your voice, either. Dive into our English grammar learning resources below, and use our writing suggestions to fix grammar mistakes and give your writing extra polish.
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Everything You Need to Know about Grammar Rules

Even when you have a grammar checker at your fingertips, it can help to understand the rules behind how different words fit together and what makes writing clear. Knowing the ins and outs of mechanics and parts of speech strengthens your abilities as a writer.

Getting a good grasp on every English grammar rule takes time. Read more about grammar in use through our resources on everything from articles and abbreviations to prepositions and verb tenses.
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Parts of Speech

Every word in a sentence is a part of speech. Learn about the eight types and how to use them all together in your writing.
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First, Second, and Third Person

Every story, message, report, or any other kind of writing is told from a certain point of view. Review the three types and how to use them in your writing.
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Verb Tenses

Verbs are a part of speech that describes action, and changing the tense of a verb can clarify whether something occurs in the past, present, or future. Grasp all that and more with our helpful breakdown.
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Capitalization Rules

Capitalization rules aren’t as straightforward as they may seem. Get the scoop on when and why certain words need to be capitalized in our handy explainer.
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Abbreviations are shortened forms of words or phrases. They come in many varieties, from acronyms and initialisms to contractions. Take a look at an overview and abbreviation examples to learn the most common types.
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Who vs. Whom

Who and whom are pronouns. Here’s a quick trick to help you decide which to use: If you can substitute he or she, use who. If you can substitute him or her, use whom. Check out our full guide on who vs. whom.
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Which vs. That

Which and that have overlapping usages, but they’re not interchangeable. Get the lowdown on when to use them.
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Prepositions tell you where something is or when something happened. They also show the relationships between other words in a sentence. Delve into preposition examples and how to use them here.

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