Word Mechanics

Answers and explanations, in a resource format, to common spelling, punctuation, and grammar problems.

Top Resources

  1. The Proper Usage of Which and That in Clauses
    An explanation of when to use "which" or "that." - by Daniel
    Updated: Oct 14, 2013
  2. Bristol University website
    Very user-friendly grammar and usage resource, with exercises to practice (UK oriented) - by jannert
    Updated: Jun 3, 2014
  3. List of Logical Fallacies
    A list of logical fallacies from various sources - by thirdwind
    Updated: Feb 1, 2014
  4. Thesaurus website
    Visual thesaurus online - by minstrel
    Updated: Feb 5, 2014
  5. OneLook Reverse Dictionary (Synonyms, Thesaurus)
    Enter a word, phrase, sentence, or pattern to search for related words. - by Lifeline
    Updated: Jun 23, 2016
  6. Letters when Spoken in Dialogue
    How to spell the letters of abbreviations in dialogue - by Aled James Taylor
    Updated: Nov 4, 2017
  7. Contractions
    A list of Contractions. - by OJB
    Updated: Oct 9, 2017
  8. The Blue Grammar Book
    "The number 1 source for grammar and punctuation" - by big soft moose
    Updated: Aug 13, 2017
  9. English Grammar 101
    A Free Web-based program for learning English Grammar. - by OJB
    Updated: Jan 7, 2017
  10. Free Online Grammar Guides
    A list of various online grammar guides - by thirdwind
    Updated: Mar 18, 2014

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  1. The Proper Usage of Which and That in Clauses

    An explanation of when to use "which" or "that."
  1. Aled James Taylor

    Letters when Spoken in Dialogue 2017-11-04

    How to spell the letters of abbreviations in dialogue
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    5
    Views:
    41
    Comments:
    21
    Updated:
    Nov 4, 2017
  2. OJB

    Contractions

    A list of Contractions.
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Views:
    70
    Comments:
    2
    Updated:
    Oct 9, 2017
  3. big soft moose

    The Blue Grammar Book

    "The number 1 source for grammar and punctuation"
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Views:
    51
    Updated:
    Aug 13, 2017
  4. OJB

    English Grammar 101

    A Free Web-based program for learning English Grammar.
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Views:
    224
    Updated:
    Jan 7, 2017
  5. Lifeline

    OneLook Reverse Dictionary (Synonyms, Thesaurus)

    Enter a word, phrase, sentence, or pattern to search for related words.
    3.5/5, 2 ratings
    Views:
    794
    Updated:
    Jun 23, 2016
  6. jannert

    Bristol University website 2014-06-03

    Very user-friendly grammar and usage resource, with exercises to practice (UK oriented)
    5/5, 2 ratings
    Downloads:
    39
    Views:
    1,413
    Updated:
    Jun 3, 2014
  7. thirdwind

    Free Online Grammar Guides

    A list of various online grammar guides
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Views:
    761
    Updated:
    Mar 18, 2014
  8. minstrel

    Thesaurus website

    Visual thesaurus online
    4/5, 3 ratings
    Views:
    793
    Updated:
    Feb 5, 2014
  9. thirdwind

    List of Logical Fallacies

    A list of logical fallacies from various sources
    5/5, 2 ratings
    Views:
    1,194
    Updated:
    Feb 1, 2014
  10. GingerCoffee
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    9
    Views:
    1,100
    Updated:
    Nov 21, 2013
  11. Daniel

    Who or Whom?

    An explanation of the proper times to use the words "who" and "whom."
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Views:
    927
    Updated:
    Sep 7, 2013