Approved by Oglemi. Old thread here. Thread format stolen borrowed from sandshrewz. ... and if you were expecting a fancy piece of art here, you will be sorely disappointed. Ever wondered how the GP checkers do it? Do you want to make it to the team, but feel you need more practice? Fear not, for here you can learn from the best in the business. Presenting: the Grammar Dojo! Here's how it will work: we will post nicely messed-up paragraphs for you folks to try out and give you a few days to work on them. You can post your WIPs right here in this thread (no PMing us the answers please!), and we will let you know about 24 hours before deadline by what time you need to wrap it up. After that, we will post what we feel to be the best answer, explaining all the changes in this format. Feel free to ask us your doubts about the answer (after we post it, of course :P) either here or on IRC at #grammar; we'll be glad to help. I have decided to give at least a day for doubt clarifications before moving on and posting the next paragraph, so don't feel rushed. Useful Smogon links: Spelling and Grammar Standards Analysis Format Check Like the Prose: A Guide to G/P Check Like the Prose: Vol. II Smogon GP 101: Helpful Tips and the Basics Some general useful links: Purdue Online Writing Lab Corpus of Contemporary American Usage Grammar Girl Do note that this is not limited to amateur checkers: GP team members can try out these exercises too!