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Julie Sevastopoulos earned a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from San Francisco State University. She has taught at English Language Services, UC Berkeley Extension and the San Mateo Community College District. She is a strong advocate for computer assisted learning and life-long learning. She currently resides in Palo Alto, California, USA with her husband, a native of Greece.
Originally, this website served as an online study site for my students. Currently, it serves as an online study site for me as I learn and update my understanding of Linguistics and how recent research relates to ESL and traditional grammar description. The content (but not the URLs) of the pages will change as new material is added or updated. The focus of this site is educational not commerical. (Solicitations for marketing will not be answered.) Please feel free to learn along with me. Academic resources are included in "Grammar Notes" sections for those who would like to survey the opinion of experts in the field.
The quiz practices in Grammar-Quizzes have been under development continuously from 1998 to the present. The intended users are native and non-native high school and college students studying the structure and usage of English (Eng-US). Some materials may also be appropriate for primary and secondary schools. The goal is to provide instructors with a resource for their students and to provide students with a resource for independent study.
The contrastive analysis approach presents one grammatical point in contrast to another already-known point. Usage of grammar points can be deduced from paired examples, contextual examples and paired practices. Most grammar presentations include information on grammatical function, lexical category (part-of-speech) and word forms (suffixation), as well as diagrams to illustrate the contrastive features or structures.
Messages regarding typos or coding errors are very much appreciated. (Please note the precise location of the page error when referring to it in your e-mail.) Also, if you are using a particular platform or device that cannot display a page, please let me know specifically which operating system you are using and the part of the page that is not displaying well.
Note: Previously, this web site was named "Grammar Check" when it resided on the San Mateo Community College District server from November 1998 - April 2008. In May of 2008, it was renamed "Grammar-Quizzes" (an available domain name) and moved to its current host server May 2008 – present. Please do not reproduce the content of these pages for personal profit. You are welcome to link to any page.
Website assistance includes C.G. Sevastopoulos (web articles), Jasmine Robinson (coding assistance), Elena Remus (developmental feedback and SEO advice) and Shannah Pittman (organizational and developmental advice). Additional thanks to Helen Kalkstein (ESL) and Ellen Rosenfield (ESL and Linguistics) and website readers/users for their questions and comments.
Grammar-Quizzes.com address cards are available in pdf format.
Style Manual Abbreviations used in this website: AP (Associated Press), APA (American Psychological Association), CMOS (Chicago Manual of Style), GREGG (Gregg Reference Manual), MLA (MLA Handbook)
Resources — Academic, ESL, English, Writing, Style Manuals, etc.