Tools for learning correct business grammar
People communicate in writing every day – just think about how many emails you send every single day. However, sometimes those communications are not as well expressed or constructed as they could be. A misplaced modifier might get a chuckle out of the reader, but it doesn't help your reputation or that of your company. Nor does a run-on sentence, which can blur the meaning of your message and cause the reader to be confused and even annoyed. With this course collection you learn correct business grammar, that will help you in your daily written communication.
Anyone who wants to refresh or refine their basic business grammar skills for any kind of business writing, from e-mail and memos to reports and presentations.
- Learn how to define the functions of the eight parts of speech
- Recognize how to correctly construct prefixes and suffixes
- Recognize how to use abbreviations correctly
- Learn how to use punctuation correctly
- Recognize how to use commas, semicolons, colons, and dashes correctly
- Learn how to construct sentences correctly
- Final exam: Business Grammar
Business Grammar: Parts of speech
This course defines the functions of the eight parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, interjections, and conjunctions. In particular, it focuses on how to use them effectively, and correctly. And it provides special focus on nouns, adverbs, adjectives, and verbs, including verb tenses. When you have finished the course, you'll have the necessary building blocks to develop your writing skills.
Business Grammar: Working with words
This course explains how to use words correctly, including some key rules on how to spell correctly. It covers rules for properly constructing prefixes and suffixes. In addition, the course describes how to form plurals and possessives correctly. And it presents spelling rules and tips to help you become a better speller. Knowing the rules, as well as the exceptions, when it comes to details like these will make you a more confident writer and leave a good impression on your readers.
Business Grammar: The mechanics of writing
This course presents the basic rules for using capital letters, abbreviations, and numbers. It covers abbreviations of titles, names, locations, and countries, as well as how to capitalize direct quotes, titles, names of organizations, and product names, among other elements. In addition, you will be introduced to the forms and uses of numbers with dates and time, money, fractions, and symbols.
Business Grammar: Punctuation
In this course, you'll review the standard rules and guidelines for using punctuation appropriately. You'll start by reviewing how to correctly apply end punctuation, including the correct use and rules for periods, question marks, and exclamation points. You'll also find out how to correctly use commas, one of the most common punctuation marks. The course also describes rules for using different connecting and separating marks, such as colons, semicolons, dashes, and hyphens. In addition, it shows how to properly use apostrophes, parentheses, brackets, and quotation marks.
Business Grammar: Sentence construction
The course examines the parts of a sentence – the subject and predicate, for example – and distinguishes between phrases and clauses. It shows the importance of subject-verb agreement, as well as agreement between pronouns and their antecedents. You'll also find out how to identify and fix some of the most common types of sentence errors.
Business Grammar: Common usage errors
This course describes how to use commonly confused words correctly, including word pairs that sound alike and those that have related meanings. It also covers verbs that are often misused – for example, affect and effect or apprise and appraise. In addition, the course reviews some idiomatic combinations of verbs and prepositions that can be confusing.
Final Exam: Business Grammar
Generally taken near the end of a program, Final Exam: Business Grammar enables the learner to test their knowledge in a testing environment. For individuals seeking practice in a testing environment, covering the skills and competencies being measured by the courseware.
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