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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.
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 terms, which are mostly Latin-based, to functional linguistic description, which defines elements found in (all) languages and describes the way they relate to each other as systems of formal rules or operations.
The intended users of Grammar Quizzes 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 school learners.
The approach of Grammar Quizzes is contrastive analysis, which presents one grammatical point in comparison (contrast) to another already known point. The usage of a particular grammatical point can be deduced from paired examples, contextual paragraphs and paired-quiz practices.
The grammatical descriptions in Grammar Quizzes relate traditional terms to current linguistic description. On each page, readers will find grammatical information on function, lexical category (part-of-speech), word form, and diagramming. Academic resources are included in "Grammar Notes" sections (on most pages) for learners who would like to read, first-hand, 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 – 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.
Grammar Quizzes by Julie Sevastopoulos is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Permission for use includes text and most images. Images attributed to others are not included.
Traditional and ESL Grammar Description
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)
Resource Page (bibliography) — Academic, ESL, ELL, English, Writing, Style Manuals, etc.
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