Contact & FAQ

Contact & FAQ

Hello there! I'm so glad you're here. If you have a question, please check the frequently asked questions list below to see if I've already answered it. If your question isn't answered below, click here to email me. (You can also email me just to say hello if you'd like. I love hearing from people!)

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Ordering Questions

What are your refund and guarantee policies?

Books & Courses

We are committed to helping you learn and love grammar.

We don't like receiving money from people who are not happy with what they get. That's why we offer a 14-day guarantee on all books and courses.

If, after having your books or courses for 14 days, you are not happy with them for any reason, we'll pay you back. Contact us, and we'll refund 100% of your Grammar Revolution payment.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We may ask for a few chapters of your completed course work (to make sure that you gave it a shot), and we'll also ask what didn't work for you (so that we can learn and improve).

Posters & Documentary

Posters and documentary sales are non-refundable. 

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How do I order with a purchase order?

You may send physical purchase orders to our mailing address.

Grammar Revolution
P.O. Box 2250 
Stillwater, MN 55082

You may also email us here and send purchase orders as attachments.

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What is the difference between the school-based Get Smart Grammar Program and the home-based Get Smart Grammar Program?

The programs are basically the same, but the school-based version comes with login information for both the teacher and students. (The teacher login allows teachers to access all of the materials, and the student login allows students to access only the student materials.)

The school-based version costs a little more because teachers are also purchasing a license to use the program with many students year after year.

We license Get Smart on a per-teacher basis. Once a teacher purchases the program, it is hers to use for however long she wants to use it. Yay!

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General Questions

When should I start teaching my child/my students grammar?

The best time to teach grammar and sentence diagramming is after a child has mastered the skill of reading and is comfortable with the act of writing (not the art of writing, but the actual act of holding a pencil). 

For most children, this happens somewhere around 3rd grade. This is a general guideline and can be changed on a case-by-case basis. It all depends on the level of your student(s). 

Our curriculum is a good fit for students in 5th grade and above.

What grammar curriculum do you recommend for students in third and fourth grade?

Our materials are for students in 5th grade and above. If you're looking for grammar curriculum for younger students, we highly recommend Well-Ordered Language grammar books.

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What format are your ebooks in?

Our ebooks and online Get Smart files are downloadable PDF files. You can read them on your devices with free Adobe programs like Adobe Reader or Adobe Preview. 

Here is the free download link for Adobe Reader.

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Who uses your materials?

We work with people who want to understand and teach grammar. Many of our customers have never learned grammar before.

We have a wide range of awesome people using our lessons.

  • Homeschool Teachers
  • Classroom Teachers
  • ESL Teachers
  • College Professors
  • Students
  • Editors
  • Copywriters
  • Professionals who are insecure about their writing.

People use our information to teach themselves or their students. It's really flexible!

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How are your materials different from other grammar programs?

I really enjoy helping people learn grammar, and I tend to be pretty peppy, which is something you won't find in many other grammar instructors!

I use a step-by-step approach that includes lessons and the visuals of sentence diagramming to teach grammar in a systematic way.

Sentence diagramming is becoming a lost art, and I'm bringing it and all of its benefits back in style.

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What results can I expect?

You can expect the following results:

  • Be more confident in your speaking and writing
  • Teach with confidence
  • See your students soar
  • Have your students ASKING you for more sentences to diagram
  • Understand sentence structure
  • Understand how words function in sentences
  • Diagram troubling sentences and figure out what is wrong with them
  • Save time (You don't have to write lesson plans!)
  • Feel great knowing that you're giving your students the knowledge they need

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What topics do your materials cover?

Grammar! Grammar deals with the structure of language. We teach the parts of speech, phrases, and clauses. With our materials, you'll learn how sentences work.

You'll learn the work of words, phrases, and clauses. This includes verbals (gerunds, infinitives, and participles) and independent and dependent clauses.

You'll also learn how to diagram all of those things. When you finish with our materials, you'll be able to look at a sentence and figure out how all of the words work together. It's a great feeling to be able to do this!

We don't cover vocabulary, writing, or spelling. Here are some recommended materials for those subjects.

  • The Vocabulary from Classical Roots series is great for vocabulary. 
  • Your vocabulary will be strengthened from reading good literature, and what could be better than having someone read aloud to you? I highly recommend using the free service Read With Me.
  • The Institute for Excellence in Writing has some great writing courses.
  • The Institute for Excellence in Writing also has a spelling course that I recommend. It's called the Phonetic Zoo. 
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Do you offer editing and proofreading services?

I love grammar, but I don't love editing. That's why we don't offer these services. But don't worry! I know someone who loves editing and is amazing at it! Her name is Shuna Meade from, and we have used her services on our website and in our books. We found her to be extremely easy to work with. Not only did she complete the task in record time, but she also presented us with an organized list (along with screenshots) of the changes we needed to make. She is a knowledgeable and efficient proofreader, and I would highly recommend her. You can reach her here:

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Elizabeth O'Brien

Hello! I'm Elizabeth O'Brien, and my goal is to get you jazzed about grammar.