Grammar and Punctuation Practice
The following categories of grammar, punctuation, and usage are provided for Internet students by Dr. Charles Darling of Capital Community College.
Each Quiz link below will take you to a website with an interactive grammar, punctuation, or usage quiz that will grade your answers immediately after you take the quiz.
Each Instruction link below will take you to a website with instructions on the aspect of grammar, punctuation, or usage tested by the quiz.
Note: Each Quiz or Instruction link will open in a new window.
Basic Sentence Parts
  1. Instruction | Quiz | Identifying Sentence Parts
  2. Instruction | Quiz | Sentence Parts: Basic
  3. Instruction | Quiz | Body Parts: Quiz One
  4. Instruction | Quiz | Body Parts: Quiz Two
  5. Instruction | Quiz | Body Parts: Quiz Three
  6. Instruction | Quiz | Body Parts: Quiz Four
  7. Instruction | Quiz | Recognizing Nouns. Note: This section includes plural and possessive forms of nouns, count and non-count nouns, and compound nouns (and adjectives).
  8. Instruction | Quiz | Exercise in Naming Nouns
  9. Instruction | Count and Non-Count Nouns
  10. Instruction | Quiz | Nouns (Crossword)
  11. Instruction | Quiz | Identifying Simple & Compound Subjects
  12. Instruction | Quiz | Using Articles
  13. Instruction | Quiz | Using Articles II
  14. Instruction | Articles and Determiners
  15. Instruction | Quiz | Basic Quiz on Quantifiers
  16. Instruction | Quiz | Quantifiers
  17. Instruction | Quiz | Recognizing Adjectives
  18. Instruction | Quiz | Adjective Order
  19. Instruction | Adjectives
  20. Instruction | Adverbs
  21. Instruction | Quiz | Adverb Order
  22. Instruction | Quiz | Recognizing Prepositions
  23. Instruction | Quiz | Prepositions
  24. Instruction | Quiz | Prepositions at Crosswords
  25. Instruction | Quiz | Prepositions at Crosswords II
  26. Instruction | Quiz | Prepositions at Crosswords III
Verbs and Verbals
  1. Instruction | Quiz | Recognizing Verbs & Verb Strings
  2. Instruction | Quiz | Recognizing Verbs & Verb Strings II
  3. Instruction | Quiz | Identifying Verb Tenses
  4. Instruction | Quiz | Verb Tense and Sentence Order
  5. Instruction | Subject-Verb Agreement
  6. Instruction | Quiz | Subject-Verb Agreement II
  7. Instruction | Quiz | Subject-Verb Agreement III
  8. Instruction | Practice: Subject-Verb Agreement I
  9. Instruction | Practice: Subject-Verb Agreement II
  10. Instruction | Practice: Subject-Verb Agreement III
  11. Instruction | Practice: Subject-Verb Agreement IV
  12. Instruction | Quiz | Agreement Problems
  13. Instruction | Quiz | Agreement Problems II
  14. Instruction | Quiz | Exercise in Verb Tense Consistency
  15. Instruction | Consistency in Tense and Pronouns
  16. Instruction | Irregular Verbs
  17. Instruction | Quiz | Irregular Verbs II
  18. Instruction | Quiz | Irregular Verbs III
  19. Instruction | Quiz | Irregular Verbs (Crossword)
  20. Instruction | Using the Subjunctive
  21. Instruction | Quiz | Conditional Verb Forms
  22. Instruction | Modal Auxiliaries
  23. Instruction | Quiz | Phrasal Verbs
  24. Instruction | Quiz | Phrasal Verbs II
  25. Instruction | Quiz | Recognizing and Changing Passive Constructions
  26. Instruction | Practice: Test on -s Word Endings II
  27. Instruction | Practice: Test on -s Word Endings III
  28. Instruction | Quiz | Practice: Test on Verb Endings
  29. Instruction | Practice: Final -ed Verb Endings II
  30. Instruction | Quiz | Practice: Final -ed Verb Endings III
  31. Instruction | Quiz | Gerunds and Infinitives
  32. Instruction | Quiz | Gerunds and Infinitives II
Clauses and Phrases
  1. Instruction | Quiz | Independent Clauses
  2. Instruction | Independent Clauses II
  3. Instruction | Quiz | Ingredients of Independent Clauses
  4. Instruction | Quiz | Dependent Clause Functions
  5. Instruction | Quiz | Dependent Clauses
  6. Instruction | Types of Sentences
  7. Instruction | Quiz | Recognizing Phrase Functions
  8. Instruction | Quiz | Verbal (and other) Phrases
Structural Flaws
  1. Instruction | Quiz | Repairing Sentence Fragments
  2. Instruction | Fragments and Run-on Sentences
  3. Instruction | Practice: Sentence Fragments
  4. Instruction | Practice: Sentence Fragments II
  5. Instruction | Practice: Sentence Fragments III
  6. Instruction | Quiz | Fragments & Types of Sentences
  7. Instruction | Quiz | Avoiding Comma Splices
  8. Instruction | Quiz | Avoiding Comma Splices II
  9. Instruction | Quiz | Repairing Run-on Sentences
  10. Instruction | | Practice: Run-on Sentences
  11. Instruction | Practice: Run-on Sentences II
  12. Instruction | Modifier Placement
  13. Instruction | Quiz | Modifier Placement II
Punctuation and Basic Mechanics
  1. Instruction | Quiz | Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions
  2. Instruction | Quiz | Commas with Introductory Elements
  3. Instruction | Quiz | Commas: Fill-in-the-blanks
  4. Instruction | Quiz | Comma Usage
  5. Instruction | Quiz | Punctuation: Fill-in-the-blanks
  6. Instruction | Punctuation
  7. Instruction | Quiz | Punctuation II
  8. Instruction | Quiz | Punctuation III
  9. Instruction | Quiz | Punctuation IV
  10. Instruction | Quiz | Punctuation V
  11. Instruction | Quiz | Apostrophes
  12. Instruction | Quiz | Colons
  13. Instruction | Quiz | Quotation Marks
  14. Instruction | Quiz | Basic Mechanics
  15. Instruction | Compound Nouns and Modifiers
  16. Instruction | Capitalization Quiz
  17. Instruction | Plurals and Possessives
  18. Instruction | Quiz | Irregular Plurals and Non-Count Nouns
  19. Instruction | Possessives & Irregular Plurals
  20. Instruction | Practice: -s Word Endings
Pronoun Usage
  1. Instruction | Pronoun Usage
  2. Instruction | Quiz | Pronoun Usage II
  3. Instruction | Quiz | Pronoun Usage III
  4. Instruction | Who
  5. Instruction | Quiz | Who II
  6. Instruction | Which, That and Who
  7. Instruction | Practice: Pronouns
  8. Instruction | Practice: Pronouns II
  9. Instruction | Practice: Pronouns III
Stylistic Considerations
  1. Instruction | Quiz | Sentence-Combining Skills I
  2. Instruction | Quiz | Sentence-Combining Skills II
  3. Instruction | Quiz | Sentence-Combining Skills III
  4. Instruction | Quiz | Writing Concise Sentences
  5. Instruction | Quiz | Eliminating Wordiness
  6. Instruction | Quiz | Rewriting Bloated Sentences
  7. Instruction | Quiz | Coherence and Transitions
  8. Instruction |        | Parallel Structures
  9. Instruction | Quiz | Parallel Structures II
  10. Instruction | Quiz | Parallelism III
  11. Instruction | Quiz | Illogical Comparisons & Mixed Constructions
  12. Instruction | Quiz | Variety in Modifier Placement
  13. Instruction | Quiz | Variety in Subject Placement
  14. Instruction | Quiz | Gender Neutral Language
Notorious Confusables
  1. Instruction | Quiz | Notorious Confusables I (abhorrent/aberrant through indeterminate/indeterminable)
  2. Instruction | Notorious Confusables II (indite/indict through you're/your)
  3. Instruction | Quiz | Except/Accept and Affect/Effect