This fun and education resource gives you a word of the day and quote of the week. Don't forget to check out the games page and the world of words. Impress your teachers by knowing that dactylonomy is the "science of counting on your fingers."
The Blue Book of Grammar
The Blue Book of Grammar, long in print, in now available on the Web. In addition to answering your grammar and punctuation questions, this site provides exercises and tests to challenge your knowledge.
Common Errors in English
This site, from a Washington State University English professor, lists common errors made in English and how to correct errors. Look at the interesting supplementary pages of "more errors" and "non-errors." Is it ok to end a sentence with a preposition? Find the answer at this site!
History of the English Language
This site from Virginia Tech provides the history of English beginning with "Proto-Indo-European" through Old English, Middle English and American and other English dialects that now exist.
Literary Resources on the Net
This directory offers links for different types of literature, such as Medieval literature, American literature, Women's literature, literary theory, and National/World literature.
Modern Language Association (MLA)
"Modern Language Association promotes the study and teaching of language and literature." This site also contains answers to frequently asked questions about the MLA citation style.
Online Literature Library
This site contains the full-text of many books from authors such as Charles Darwin, Jack London, Mark Twain and Voltaire. All works are in the public domain (not covered by copyright) and available in their entirety.
Began in 1971, Project Gutenberg's mission is to bring good books to everyone. There are over 6000 books listed on this site, all full text, all available for you to read free of charge. Project Gutenberg's books are all in the public domain (not covered by copyright).
A World of Books
Created by the Library of Congress, this site contains lists of note-worthy books from around the world. Looking for something interesting to read? Start here.
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