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Resources to improve spelling and grammar?

What resources would you recommend for an adult who is a native English speaker who nonetheless struggles with grammar and spelling? I'm asking on the behalf of my boyfriend, who dropped out of middle school, and is also dyslexic. He asked if I had a book or website to recommend, but most of what I could find is geared towards kids or people learning English as a second language. He already feels insecure about all this, so recommending an ESL book seems really patronizing. He even acts sheepish asking me about grammar or how to spell something, so something he can pursue on his own would be ideal (even though I'm happy to help and don't judge him whatsoever).
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2013 - 14 answers

Should "library" be capitalized?

Should "library" be capitalized? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 - 31 answers

Me doesn't spel or write two good.

Is there such a thing as an "advanced" spelling and grammar program for Microsoft Word or WordPerfect? Bonus points if it is designed for the legal world. [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Jul 25, 2010 - 14 answers

Long sleeve? Long-sleeved? Halp!

Please hope me with this seemingly-basic English grammar/spelling question! Which is correct: "long-sleeve t-shirt" or "long-sleeved t-shirt"? Is there supposed to be a hyphen between "long" and "sleeve(d)? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Oct 2, 2009 - 38 answers

Are there singular/plural pairs in english with completely different spellings?

In French, the singular of eye is "oiel" and the plural is "yeux." Are there any nouns in English that have completely different spellings of the singular and plural like this?
posted by Crosius on Sep 26, 2008 - 27 answers


How do I pluralize a contraction that already ends with an apostrophe? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Mar 28, 2008 - 17 answers

What is the plural of "no"?

What is the plural of "no"? Example: You have to hear a hundred "nos" for every yes. What is the proper way to write "nos"?
posted by dzot on Jul 13, 2007 - 71 answers

nixon's last mistake?

nixon's last mistake? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Dec 29, 2006 - 9 answers


Bruce Sutter's Hall of Fame plaque notes that he ..."lead the league in saves five times." Is this a typo? Or this one of those things that can go either way? ("led" or "lead" for the past tense of "lead")
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jul 30, 2006 - 14 answers

Grammar Check

Is there are any software that can perform a decent grammar check? [more inside]
posted by benji on Jul 17, 2006 - 4 answers

Checking grammar in HTML files?

Are there any web authoring applications that have a robust grammar (not just spelling) checker? [more inside]
posted by markmillard on Mar 8, 2006 - 5 answers

Customized grammar check and printout?!

Microsoft word help! Midterm paper due in the morning and I can't figure out the teacher's grammar check requirements! [more inside]
posted by sarahmelah on Oct 24, 2005 - 14 answers

Cannot vs Can Not

"Can not" vs. "cannot": intuitively, the former seems to mean "one is permitted to not" while the latter means "not allowed to". But I've seen both used both ways. So what's the correct usage?
posted by casarkos on Apr 10, 2004 - 10 answers

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