a grammar sequence
for
college writers
This site provides a step-by-step guide to the pieces and combinatorial possibilities of standard English.

Understanding the kinds of words a language can have, and the moves they can make, can help writers avoid mistakes and write with agility and precision.



step one   the parts of speech                        step five   subjects and verbs
step two
   the parts of the verb                      step six   simple sentences
step three   parts which play other parts          step seven   compound sentences
step four   phrase types                               step seven   complex sentences