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Grammar is the way in which words are put together to form proper sentences. Do you want a quick answer to a specific point, such as whether it's wrong to split an infinitive or to end a sentence with a preposition such as on? If so, go straight to our quick-reference grammar tips section.
If you want more detailed advice on, for example, types of pronouns or how to build well-formed sentences, browse through the headings below and explore the different sections:
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