Professional Development Courses

Grammar Skills
One Day - Instructor-led

Students of this course learn how to use grammar effectively within their organizations. Students will learn to write effective sentences by identifying sentence elements, correctly using phrases and clauses, and understanding sentence classifications.

Audience

This course is designed for anyone who is looking to advance professionally in their field

Course Outline

Lesson 1: The importance of grammar

  • Grammar skills
  • Nouns and verbs

Lesson 2: Pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs

  • Pronouns
  • Adjectives and adverbs

Lesson 3: Prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections

  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Interjections

Lesson 4: Effective sentences

  • Sentence formation
  • Phrases and clauses
  • Sentences classifications

Lesson 5: Agreement rules

  • Subject and verb agreement
  • Parallel sentence structure

Lesson 6: Improving sentence structure

  • Sentence fragments
  • Run-on sentences
  • Active and passive voice
  • Split infinitives

Lesson 7: Word choice

  • The importance of word choice
  • Misused words
  • Spelling errors
  • Prefixes and suffixes

Lesson 8: Punctuation and mechanics

  • Punctuation to separate clauses
  • Parentheses and apostrophes
  • Quotation marks and numbers
  • Capitalization rules

Lesson 9: Synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms

  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Homonyms