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GCFLearnFree Releases Highly Requested Grammar Lessons

Lessons recap some of the most commonly misused terms and words.

Raleigh, NC, April 24, 2014 --( After several months of development, has expanded upon its Grammar program with a set of 13 lessons and an interactive on homophones, adding to the 13 grammar videos the organization published late last year.

The lessons cover the basics of when to use commas, semi-colons, and quotation marks, as well as how to easily decipher adjectives from adverbs and how to avoid run-on sentences. Additional topics include contractions, possessives, negatives, sentence fragments, capitalization, pronouns, and abbreviations and acronyms. The homophones interactive takes learners through words that sound the same but that are spelled differently and have different meanings. All are designed to be both entertaining and educational, with easy-to-understand explanations of how these grammatical rules apply in the real world.

“Our learners have been asking for grammar lessons for a long time, so this was an important project for us,” says Elizabeth Szypulski, lead instructional designer for the organization’s math and reading programs. “What makes these lessons exciting is that they’re very accessible. They’re short and simply written. They’re even funny! Online grammar resources tend to be very dry and technical, so we’re excited to offer something a bit different.”

What makes them stand out from other lessons found within is that these grammar-focused lessons feature original art and imagery. Each lesson includes drawings, as well as stills that are also found in the grammar videos as a way to tie it all together.’s quirky grammar videos, released in December, are designed to help viewers easily understand when to use commonly misused terms and words. Through the videos, viewers are able to remember when to use “your” and “you’re”,,“its” and “it’s,” “literally” and “figuratively,” and “lose” and “loose,” among other terms.

For more information on grammar lessons, visit’s recently redesigned website at

Since 1999, has created and provided quality, innovative learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy, and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. By delivering more than 1,000 lessons to millions of people in more than 200 countries Absolutely Free, has become a worldwide leader in online education.

A program of the Goodwill Community Foundation ® and Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC Inc. (GIENC), all ® educational content is designed and produced in the GCF Global Learning ® building in downtown Raleigh.
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