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1. After the Deadline – an  invention

After the Deadline is an intelligent proofreader that checks spelling, misused words, style, and grammar. Besides English Language, it is available in Portuguese, Spanish, German and French languages.

If you have a blog you can activate After the Deadline by following the proofreading instructionsprovided in support documentation.

After the Deadline is also available as a Firefox add-on and a Google Chrome extension so you can use it wherever you go.

After The Deadline: A Great Spelling and Grammar Checker for Chrome and Firefox

2. allows  you copy and paste text into a free online tool to quickly identify spelling and grammar errors. An online thesaurus is also available for your convenience.


SpellCheckPlus is a free grammar checker that finds common spelling errors and grammatical mistakes in English. Simply type (or paste) your text into the window and hit the “check text” button.  SpellCheckPlus  features:

  • It is free;
  • It catches thousands of commonly confused words that other spellcheckers ignore;
  • It is available online and therefore accessible from any computer (and not just in the computer lab!);
  • It follows a pedagogical approach that encourages learning;
  • It updates automatically;
  • It is extremely easy to use;
  • It won’t overwhelm you with messages about sentences that are perfectly correct!
  • It targets a number of errors made by second language learners of English.

4. Paper Rater: Free Online Grammar Checker

  • Grammar & Spelling Check
  • Free Online Proofreading
  • No Downloads
  • 100% FREE
  • It’s simple – just copy and paste your paper in the box and click
  • View detailed stats about word choice, grammar, spelling, and more
  • Your paper will be analyzed immediately in real-time

5. uses an advanced, web-based grammar checking engine to power its free online spelling and grammar software. You can use this free online service as often as you would like for both personal and business purposes.

6. Free Online Spell Checker

This advanced spell checker has built-in innovative spell check technology, which is able to detect and correct spelling errors with one simple mouse click. The technology behind this online tool not only detects spelling mistakes, but also run-on sentences, dangling modifiers, misplaced commas, and embarrassing typos.

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Hodges Harbrace Handbook

PDF link covers Chapter 1 of this classic handbook: "Sentence Essentials."  Subtopics:  Parts of speech, subject and predicates, complements, basic sentence patterns, phrases, clauses, conjuntions, sentence forms and sentence functions.

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