Welcome to Your Home for Practical Grammar

Practical Grammar is Not About the Rules But How to Use Them.

The Grammar Mechanics offer

nuts and bolts practical grammar tips and advice

tools for teaching grammar


interesting information about the fascinating world of grammar

Choose Your Practical Grammar Adventure

Grammar Quizzes

Grammar Quizzes from the Grammar Mechanics

Take your practical grammar knowledge for a test drive.

Grammar Blog

Grammar Mechanics and Practical Grammar Blog

Our blog features informative and historical posts about grammar. Want an article about the Oxford Comma Wars? We have one. Want to learn comma rules? We have that also.

Teaching Tools

Tools for teaching practical grammar

Teaching is difficult enough, and teaching grammar even more so. We try to find tools that can help you work more efficiently. If Drop me a line if you have suggestions for additional tools

Chief Grammar Mechanic

I’m Steve Ayers, founder of Grammar Mechanics. I started this site for people who don’t want to read the same explanations they’ve read a million times, but want practical, nuts and bolts advice.

Here at Grammar Mechanics we believe grammar is important but should be seen as a means to an end. We try to find a middle ground between those who believe grammar doesn’t need to be taught because students will pick it up naturally and those who think that without explicit instruction, students will never learn grammar.

Coffee and Bagel

Writing blog posts, creating quizzes, and planning email tips takes a lot of time. Sometimes I need a coffee break. I try to keep annoying ads that pop up randomly, I ask for coffee and bagel donations instead.


We also offer all types of editing services, from developmental to line editing. With over 30 years writing, teaching, and editing experience, I know how to turn your manuscript that will wow your audience. If you are interested in learning more about those services, head over to Steve Ayers Wordsmiths and contact me.

If you are looking for a talented script writer, contact Rivi Rotenberg through her website.