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Here you’ll learn all aspects of the English written language, enabling you to improve your writing skills in both personal and formal communications.

Whether you’re starting with the very basics such as understanding the meaning of verbs and nouns and correct apostrophe placement, or wanting to understand more complex topics such as conjunctions, syntax optimization and creative writing techniques, we have it all covered.


Glossophilia is dedicated to discussing, celebrating, dissecting, protecting, ranting and raving about the English language in all its usage and abusage.

Louise Barder is a dual British-American citizen who has enjoyed a career in the classical music business — as an editor, and in the areas of journalism, publishing, record- and CD-production, and public relations — on both sides of the Atlantic.  So some of this blog has a classical musical twist.

“Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.” — Tom Stoppard

“It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.” — Robert Southey

Grammar Blog

Do you grind your teeth when you pass “Martins Kebab’s”? Do you think people who don’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re” should be strung up by their gonads? You do? Welcome to GrammarBlog.


What is is a resource website on the grammar of Standard British English. It is intended for intermediate to advanced students of English as a second or foreign language who have already studied the basic grammar of English as well as for their teachers. It covers the most important areas of English grammar and concentrates on structures which may cause difficulty at an intermediate level or above.


Sarah Belliston’s love for grammar dates back to fond memories of diagramming sentences in elementary school. After receiving her BA in English, she used her grammar knowledge in positions at Michigan State University and the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC. Besides writing here at Grammarist, Sarah is a freelance editor for fiction, nonfiction, and academic works. She also writes fiction for children and adults.