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Dictionaries

vocabulary.com
Best vocabulary development site online. Fabulous dictionary, list creation/editing, multiple question formats make learning new words fun.

Merriam-Webster
Excellent dictionary/thesaurus. “Did You Know” section discusses etymology, word usage. Simplified definitions for kids, English learners, etc.

wordnik
Multiple definitions, etymologies from major online dictionaries. Includes pictures, discussion (comments), related words (e.g. rhymes).

dictionary.com
Basic online dictionary provides definitions, synonyms, word origin, pronunciation, examples in context.

thesaurus.com
Companion site to dictionary.com, provides antonyms and the most compressive list of synonyms of any vocab site online.

Online Etymology Dictionary
This resource provides short definitions and extensive info on history and etymology of words, including related forms and expressions.

OneLook Dictionary Search
Reverse dictionary finds words with given meaning. Searches dozens of online dictionaries simultaneously (returning a list of definition links).

Mnemonic Dictionary
Word lookup providing user-suggested mnemonics (with ratings!) for words along with basic definitions, synonyms.

Master Root List
Alphabetized list of more than 1000 Latin/Greek roots of English words, with examples.

Word Power Made Easy
Classic vocabulary development book. “Make words your slaves in 15 minutes a day!” A great way to stimulate and guide one’s word hobby.

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Grammar Guides

UsingEnglish.com
A mega-site for students and teachers of English grammar at all levels. Includes forums, specialized vocabulary lists, resources, writing and citation guides.

English Grammar 101
Extensive collection of lessons covering topics in beginning through advanced English grammar. Online exercises for each lesson provide immediate feedback.

EnglishGrammar.org
Simpler, more accessible treatment of most English grammar rules, with lessons, exercises, writing guides, and more.

Grammar Glossary
Complete list of grammar terms and definitions with convenient links to lessons relating to each one.


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