How much do you know about grammar and punctuation? Do you follow
all the rules? Or do you tend to use your ear, rely on your
instinct, or just plain guess? Employers and employees alike
lament the lack of grammar and punctuation knowledge in the business
world today. Teachers either drilled all the rules along with
their exceptions, boring and confusing their students in the
process, or they skipped the subject entirely. Either way,
more questions than answers seem to surround the business of writing
options are available to help you write and edit more
THE "GRR" OUT OF GRAMMAR
the busy business world today, correctness in all forms of written
communication is a must. Whether
you edit or proofread your own documents or someone else's, you will
benefit from knowing how to avoid grammar glitches and punctuation
pitfalls. Does the thought of diagramming sentences while
doing endless drills on boring rules that confuse rather than
clarify make you grit your teeth and say, "Grr"? If
so, this fast-paced one-day workshop will help you smile and
say, "Great!" instead.
you ever asked the following questions?
using correct grammar and punctuation even matter?
grammar and punctuation rules changed since I went to school?
a comma go before the "and" in a series of three or more
the period go inside or outside end quotation marks?
the apostrophe go before or after the "s" to show
some errors more serious than others?
can I learn them now?
and punctuation rules are tools to help you communicate more
clearly. You will enjoy learning and working with practical
rules that relate to typical business writing. Some topics to
avoid grammar glitches are subject-verb agreement, verb tense,
misplaced and dangling modifiers, parallel structure, sentence
structure, and pronoun case. Also included are the latest
rules for eliminating punctuation pitfalls while mastering commas,
semicolons, colons, hyphens, apostrophes, and quotation marks.
An update on which rules have changed and why may surprise
you--along with the realization that learning grammar can be fun!
are the answers to the previous questions:
you value your image, absolutely!
language changes, grammar and punctuation rules do as well.
answer to this controversial question in now yes.
depends on whether the possessive word is singular or plural.
of executives and educators reveal that some errors tend to damage
credibility more than others.
the business world is full of educated individuals who never learned
this workshop designed to help you take the "grr"
the "Grr" out of Grammar Objectives
This workshop helps you do the following when writing and
- Analyze why
correct documents are so important.
the errors that most tarnish a writer's image.
practical grammar and punctuation rules.
correcting grammar glitches and punctuation pitfalls through
understanding of the rules by correcting your writing samples.
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with the Basics: Grammar and Punctuation
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