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Julie Sevastopoulos attended the Univeristity of California at Davis and at Berkeley, earning a B.A. in Linguistics, and later attended San Francisco State University, earning an M.A. in TEFL. She has taught at English Language Services, UC Berkeley Extension, and in the San Mateo Community College District. She is a strong advocate for computer-assisted and life-long learning. She currently resides in Palo Alto, California, USA with her husband, a native of Greece.
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The mission of Grammar Quizzes is to provide English language learners with an online study site where they can practice points of English grammar and where they can relate traditional grammar description to linguistic (global) description, with respect to understanding meaning, function and context. This site presents supplementary practice and is not meant to replace face-to-face language learning.
The intended users of Grammar Quizzes are native and non-native high school and college students who are studying the structure and usage of English (Eng-US). Some materials may also be appropriate for primary and secondary school learners.
The approach of Grammar Quizzes is contrastive analysis, which presents one grammar point in comparison (contrast) to another already known point. The usage of a particular grammar point can be understood from paired examples and use in contextual paragraphs and practices.
The grammatical descriptions in Grammar Quizzes relate traditional grammar terms to current linguistic research and description. Readers will find grammatical information on function (use), lexical category (part-of-speech), word form, and the diagramming of sentences. Academic references are included in "Grammar Notes" sections (on most pages) for learners who would like to read the opinions of experts in the field.
Grammar Quizzes contributors include 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 go to Helen Kalkstein (ESL) and website readers/users for their questions, comments and suggestions.
The content of Grammar Quizzes has been under development continuously from 1998 to the present. 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 was moved to its current host server (May 2008 to present).
Page content (but not URLs) will change often as new material is added or updated. Messages regarding typos or coding errors are very much appreciated. Please include the precise location of the page error when referring to it in your e-mail.
Reference Page (Bibliography) for relevant resources—academic, ESL, ELL, English, writing, puncturation, style manuals, and other.
Photos of Crete, Greece by J. Sevastopoulos
Julie's photo by michellewalker.com