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Grammar for Professionals: Good Grammar is Good Business

Grammar for Professionals: Good Grammar is Good Business

Proper grammar will help you professionally

This fast-paced course highlights the fine points of grammar that lead to more effective business communications. Lessons include tips on how to avoid common mistakes in spelling, word choices, punctuation and sentence structure. Participants will complete a series of written exercises that promote mastery of the material and use relevant business examples to demonstrate ways to write with precision and style.

Course Outline

What will be covered:

Lesson 1. Writing with Precision

  • Spelling Guidelines
  • Plurals and Possessives
  • Abbreviations and Numbers
  • Confusing Words
  • Punctuation Pointers

Lesson 2. Using the Parts of Speech

  • Types of Nouns
  • Pronouns and Antecedents
  • Verb Tenses
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Conjunctions and Prepositions

Lesson 3. Building Strong Sentences

  • Sentence Structure
  • Sentence Fragments and Clauses
  • Subject and Verb Agreement

Lesson 4. Writing with Style

  • Email Etiquette in 10 Steps
  • Active Voice
  • Common Errors
  • Tone and Style of Writing
  • Recap: 7 Business Writing Tips
  • Exercises

Learner Outcomes

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Create succinct, grammatically accurate documents
  • Identify and use the best word choices
  • Construct dynamic, grammatically correct sentences
  • Implement 10 e-mail etiquette tips
  • Write with confidence and clarity

Course Specifications

Contact Hours

  • 6 hours

Next Steps

This course is currently not offered to the public.