The Shenandoah University Online Writing Center provides 150 handouts on grammar, mechanics, and writing strategies. Choose from the subject menu below to view a list of the available handouts originally developed by the Indiana State University Writing Center or other institutions as noted.

SUBJECT AND VERB AGREEMENT

SUBJECTS: Finding and filling in the subject (answers provided) SUBJECTS: Finding the singular plural subject (answers provided) VERBS: Finding the sequence of tenses of verbs VERBS: Finding in paragraphs and helping verbs (answers provided) VERBS: Finding verbs (answers provided) VERBS: Finding main and auxiliary verbs (answers provided) VERBS: Finding action and linking verbs (answers provided)…Read More

PREPOSITIONS

Basic uses of prepositions Circle the correct preposition Circle the correct preposition: Place-position-direction Circle the correct preposition: Time Time related words when written in past tense Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions A reference list of common expressions using prepositions

PREPOSITIONS

Basic uses of prepositions Circle the correct preposition Circle the correct preposition: Place-position-direction Circle the correct preposition: Time Time related words when written in past tense Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions A reference list of common expressions using prepositions

MIXED WORDS

Correcting : Identifying (S-B-C-DO-IO) Correcting : Selecting adjective/adverb Correcting : Fill-in adjective/adverb good or well Correcting : Changing adjective to adverb Correcting : Changing incorrect form (possessive mostly) Correcting : Fill-in; Selecting possessive Correcting : Using negatives correctly Correcting : Using s/pl nouns correctly Correcting : Using pl nouns correctly ( one paragraph also) Discussion…Read More

SPELLING

Rules : Forming plurals Filling in : Plural nouns Listing : Words or homonyms often confused Spelling guidelines : ie/ei; suffixes; s/es Spelling guidelines : ie/ei; prefixes; s/es Words : 195 frequently misspelled words Common prefixes and roots General guidelines : Spelling learning activities Spelling diagnostic test Diagnostic test answer-key Self-improvement spelling list, English ’72,…Read More

SENTENCE CONSTRUCTION AND PRACTICE

Grammatical terms listed, explained, illustrated; Sentence patterns and clauses explained … Continue reading

FRAGMENTS, COMMA SPLICES, AND RUN-ONS

How to identify and remedy fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences … Continue reading

CAPITAL LETTERS

Rules for using capital letters.

PUNCTUATION

Punctuation rules for using periods, commas, semicolons, questions marks, exclamation points, and quotation marks … Continue reading

Writing Strategies

Aids for developing and structuring your ideas … Continue reading