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figures of repetition
Figures and constructions of speech.
grammar  reference  language 
2 days ago by ianjindal
Pronouns and institutions
A deep experience of the Kafkaesque.
culture  grammar  usage 
3 days ago by M.Leddy
The NSA’s Grammar Geek
Advice columns on grammar and usage from the National Security Agency’s Grammar Geek(s).
grammar  usage 
3 days ago by M.Leddy
Do You Feel Bad or Do You Feel Badly?
If your friend goes through a difficult time, do you feel bad for him, or do you feel badly?
lifehacker  grammar 
5 days ago by kger
present perfect | LearnEnglish | British Council
We use the present perfect tense:

* for something we have done several times in the past and continue to do:
I’ve played the guitar ever since I was a teenager.
He has written three books and he is working on another one.
I’ve been watching that programme every week.

etc.
English  tense  present  perfect  grammar 
7 days ago by dandv
Experimental trials and ‘what works?’ in education: The case of grammar for writing - Wyse - 2017 - British Educational Research Journal - Wiley Online Library
"The place of evidence to inform educational effectiveness has received increasing attention internationally in the last two decades. An important contribution to evidence-informed policy has been greater attention to experimental trials including randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The aim of this paper is to examine the use of evidence, particularly the use of evidence from experimental trials, to inform national curriculum policy. To do this the teaching of grammar to help pupils’ writing was selected as a case. Two well-regarded and influential experimental trials that had a significant effect on policy, and that focused on the effectiveness of grammar teaching to support pupils’ writing, are examined in detail. In addition to the analysis of their methodology, the nature of the two trials is also considered in relation to other key studies in the field of grammar teaching for writing and a recently published robust RCT. The paper shows a significant and persistent mismatch between national curriculum policy in England and the robust evidence that is available with regard to the teaching of writing. It is concluded that there is a need for better evidence-informed decisions by policy makers to ensure a national curriculum specification for writing that is more likely to have positive impact on pupils."

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grammar  education  writing  directinstruction  policy  english  2017  teaching  teachingwriting 
8 days ago by robertogreco
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On hyphenating phrasal adjectives—from the app for Garner’s Modern English Usage.
grammar  punctuation  usage  from twitter_favs
10 days ago by thecyclista

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