Business Grammar That Matters – 1 Day Online Workshop (PV227)

Produce Professional Documents with Confidence

All our courses from September to December 2020 will be delivered as live, instructor-led sessions online. To register online please scroll down to the Register Online section.

Do you struggle to write correctly and professionally? Have you struggled with whether or not to use a comma or with how to punctuate bulleted lists? Have embarrassing errors undermined your writing?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you. In a lively, hands-on session, you will learn to appreciate and apply grammar rules for clear communication. You will also learn to avoid common pitfalls and edit your work for clarity and correctness.

Participants will have plenty of opportunity to practice their new skills on common business documents, and are encouraged to bring examples they are working on.

This is a one-day virtual live workshop.

Space is still available for all course dates listed, unless otherwise noted.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this virtual workshop, you will be able to:

    • Understand grammar fundamentals
    • Apply grammar rules to produce error-free documents
    • Produce professional documents
    • Be confident about your English usage
    • Communicate effectively


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Workshop Topics

Sentence Basics

  • The difference between clauses and phrases
  • Sentence construction
  • The “bones” of the sentence versus the extras
  • 4 types of sentences
  • Lengthen and shorten sentences for variety

Punctuation Basics

  • Necessary commas
  • Discretionary commas
  • The difference between semicolons and colons
  • Canadian usage for quotation marks
  • The different kinds of dashes and their uses
  • Punctuate different kinds of sentences

Modifiers

  • The differences between adjectives and adverbs
  • Phrases and clauses that modify
  • The order of modifiers
  • Misplaced modifiers, dangling modifiers, and squinting modifiers

Verbs and Verbals

  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Proper verb tense
  • Verbals: verbs that function as other parts of speech
  • Active and passive voice

Pronouns

  • Correct pronoun choice for the case
  • Pronoun-antecedent agreement
  • Possessive and relative pronouns

Lists and Parallel Structures

  • Horizontal and vertical (bulleted) lists
  • Parallel structures in lists
  • Parallel structures in sentences and ideas

Editing Your Own Work

  • Common traps
  • Tips for editing your own work

Register Online

To begin please select your organization's billing address province from the drop down list. (Note: If you are not with an organization, or you are registering personally, please select your own mailing address province.) If you are from out of Canada, please select ‘Out of Canada’ in the drop down.

Once you register the first attendee, you’ll have the ability to add additional attendees or purchase other workshops.

Details Price Qty
Online Workshop - November 10, 2020 [TXON]show details +$559.35 (CAD)*  
Online Workshop - November 10, 2020 [TXQC]show details +$569.10 (CAD)  
Online Workshop - November 10, 2020 [TX5%]show details +$519.75 (CAD)  
Online Workshop - November 10, 2020 [TX15%]show details +$569.25 (CAD)  
Online Workshop - November 10, 2020 [TX-NoTax]show details +$495.00 (CAD)  

* price includes taxes



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Who Should Attend This Course?

All those who would like to improve their English language communication skills.


Does This Course Address Your Competency Development Needs?

This training workshop addresses:

• Communication
• Document Use
• Engagement and Motivation
• Impact and Influence
• Learning Support / Continuous Learning
• Reading Skills
• Writing Skills