You learned the rules of grammar in school, but now you'd like to refresh and refine your grammar usage for your professional life. You need to state your ideas clearly and concisely in written communications and present yourself in a professional manner. In this course, you will review the rules of grammar, identify common grammar errors, and refine your business writing style. Improving your grammar will help you deliver polished and professional written communications. Correct grammar and a refined, concise writing style can help you clearly express your ideas to others, streamline the directions and instructions that you deliver, and create impressive presentations and reports.


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

Learning Objectives

In this course, you will identify the elements of correct grammar for use in professional writing. You will:
• 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.

  • Identifying Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs

  • Identify Parts of Speech

    Use Nouns

    Use Pronouns

    Use Verbs

  • Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs

  • Use Adjectives
    Use Adverbs

  • Identifying Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections

  • Use Prepositions
    Use Conjunctions
    Use Interjections

  • Identifying Rules

  • Monitor Sentences
    Monitor Modifiers
    Avoid Common Errors

  • Identifying Correct Punctuation

  • Use Parentheses Correctly
    Use Commas, Semicolons, and Quotation Marks
    Use Numbers, Symbols, and Capitalization Correctly

  • Identifying Sentence Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices

  • Identify Sentence Fragments
    Identify Run-ons, Comma Splices, and Solutions

  • Improving Word Choices

  • Identify Commonly Misused Words
    Identify Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms

  • Writing Effectively

  • Write with Purpose

    Consider the Audience

    Consider the Context

  • Editing Effectively

  • Use Correct Spelling

    Check Your Work


This course is intended for working professionals in various job roles, both native and non-native English speakers, who use formal and informal written communications in the course of business, and who seek to improve their grammar usage.




To ensure your success, we recommend you have some level of work experience in any of a variety of organizational settings. You should also have general end-user computer and Internet skills.


Length: 1.0 day (8 hours)


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