Enter your search term. It will be enclosed by double quotation marks by the form. If you want to generate more results, you can remove the quotation marks on the results page after you have clicked the search button. Required field
Choose a category
Any documents from past year sorted by date
Any documents from past year sorted by relevance
Any documents from past week sorted by date
Any documents from past week sorted by relevance
Blogs from any time sorted by relevance
Blogs from any time sorted by date
Blogs from past year sorted by date
Optional field You can specify that Google search for documents sorted by date instead of relevance if you like. You can also specify that Google look into blogs or forums.
Choose a file format
Microsoft Excel (.xls)
Microsoft Powerpoint (.ppt)
Microsoft Word (.doc)
Rich Text Format (.rtf)
Shockwave Flash (.swf)
RSS feed (.rss)
Optional field If you know what file format you are looking for, e.g. a Word file, choose "Microsoft Word (.doc)"
Anywhere on the page
in the title of the page
in the text of the page
in the URL of the page
Optional field You may find pages with more information about your search term if you choose "in the title of the page".
Past 24 hours
Optional field If you are looking for something in the recent news, choose "past 24 hours" or "past week".
From any region
From Hong Kong
From New Zealand
From the UK
From the USA
Optional field If you know in which country the page is located, choosing the country may speed up your search.
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Optional field By default, you will see 10 results per page. You can choose to display up to 100 results per page.
Specify words to exclude:
Optional field If you do not want to find pages with certain words on them, enter them here. You can enter more than one word to exclude. Just put a space between the terms. If you want to add new words to exclude later, just put a minus sign before them in the search box on the result page, e.g. -sports -league -electronic.
Choose a website to search
Capital Community College
UW Madison Writing Center
Writing Center at Colorado State University
Lynch, Guide to Grammar and Style
The Purdue Online Writing Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The University of Chicago
The University of North Carolina
Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication
Internet Grammar of English
Optional field If you choose a website from the dropdown menu, do not specify a domain below.
Optional field You can limit your search to your own specified sites, e.g. www.cityu.edu.hk, or, as recommended, only educational sites (those that end in .edu). If you have chosen a website above, do not specify a domain here.
Some search tips: Not sure whether to say "leave rubbish in" or "leave rubbish into", compare the number of result pages for the two phrases. Not sure whether to say "an accident was happened" or "an accident happened", put an asterisk * before happened before searching Google, to see if you can find was happened in the result pages. If it actually shows up, are there many result pages or are there only a few? Not sure whether to add a singular or plural noun after "every one of the", put the phrase in the search box to see if the result pages show a singular or plural noun. To obtain more reliable results, limit your search to only educational sites by specifying domain as edu.