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Doin’ It Right: Correct Grammar and Punctuation

 

Good grammar and punctuation are the foundation of good writing. When grammar or punctuation errors creep into your texts, some readers may question your credibility. Others may be distracted by the errors and stop focussing on your message. Still others may misinterpret what you meant to say.

This seminar will teach you how to spot and correct common grammar and punctuation errors. The word “grammar” often causes people’s eyes to glaze over, but this course actually makes grammar fun. We don’t get bogged down in dreary dissections or painful parsing; rather, we use many real-life examples and simple-to-learn tips to bring grammar and punctuation to life and help you master the basics.

At the end of this seminar, you’ll be able to identify the most common grammar mistakes in English. You’ll learn how to avoid these mistakes yourself and compose grammatically sound sentences. You’ll also learn how to use commas and other important punctuation properly.

Topics covered in the seminar are

  • the parts of speech
  • subjects and predicates
  • sentence structure
  • subordinating conjunctions
  • sentence structures
  • sentence fragments
  • comma splices
  • fused sentences
  • misplaced modifiers
  • dangling modifiers
  • subject-verb agreement
  • pronoun-antecedent agreement

    Contact the Seminar Chair to discuss group training options at your office.