Grammar Essentials

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In this course, students will review the rules of grammar, identify common grammar errors, and refine their business writing style. This course may earn a Credly Badge.  

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • examine nouns, pronouns, and verbs.
  • identify adjectives and adverbs.
  • identify prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.
  • identify some important rules of grammar and some commonly made grammatical errors.
  • identify grammar rules regarding correct punctuation.
  • identify problematic sentence fragments, run-ons, and comma splices, as well as effective methods of rewriting sentences so that they are clear and complete.
  • identify methods for improving word choices.
  • identify methods for building effective sentences.
  • identify methods for editing text effectively.
  • identify methods for avoiding some common errors made by overzealous writers who create hypercorrections in their own work.

Course Details

Course Outline

1 - Identifying Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs
  • Identify Nouns
  • Identify Pronouns
  • Identify Verbs
2 - Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Use Adjectives
  • Use Adverbs
3 - Identifying Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections
  • Use Prepositions
  • Use Conjunctions
  • Use Interjections
4 - Identifying Rules
  • Monitor Sentences
  • Monitor Modifiers
  • Avoid Common Errors
5 - Identifying Correct Punctuation
  • Use Parentheses Correctly
  • Use Commas, Semicolons, and Quotation Marks
  • Use Numbers, Symbols, and Capitalization Correctly
6 - Identifying Sentence Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices
  • Identify Sentence Fragments
  • Identify Run-ons, Comma Splices, and Solutions
7 - Improving Word Choices
  • Identify Commonly Misused Words
  • Identify Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms
8 - Building Effective Sentences
  • Identify the Goal
  • Consider the Audience
  • Consider the Context
9 - Editing Effectively
  • Use Correct Spelling
  • Achieve Clarity
10 - Avoiding Hypercorrections
  • Avoid Hypercorrections
  • Achieve Simplicity

Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.