Brush-up: Grammar and punctuation – online training

List of parts of speech: Verb, adverb, noun, pronoun etc.We all know that business writing must be polished and professional at all times, but how do you ensure that everything you write is correct? How do you train your eye to spot errors or inconsistencies in grammar, spelling and punctuation?

For example, when do you use a comma or a semi-colon? What is correct sentence structure? Is it ‘inquiry’ or ‘enquiry’? What is the difference between ‘principal’ and ‘principle’?

This two-hour live online workshop will give participants the tools and skills to understand how to write using correct grammar and punctuation. Participants will work individually and in pairs to analyse and correct common errors. Checklists and factsheets are provided for future reference.

If you’re interested in training for a team or a group of staff, please get in touch to discuss how we can create a bespoke session for you.

Webinar content

  • Theory and practice of good grammar
    (i.e. parts of speech, sentence structure, clauses)
  • Punctuation rules and practice
  • Practical exercises in identifying and correcting errors and a quiz
  • Common errors – learn to hear alarm bells:
    • Overlong, clunky sentences and paragraphs
    • Double meanings
    • Fragments (dependent clauses as sentences)
    • Singular vs plural
    • Tenses
    • Word order
    • Active voice vs. passive voice
    • Commonly confused words
    • Tricky grammar (e.g. who or whom? / that or which?)

This can be combined with other webinars to create a writing skills training programme. Download a course outline: Brush up your grammar and punctuation

Please contact us for details.