Essentials of Grammar: Avoiding Common Errors

COURSE LENGTH: 1 day
UPCOMING DATES: TBA
TIME: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
PRICE: $400
INSTRUCTOR: Jennie Ruby


Live, Online Instructor-Led Training


When was the last time you took a grammar class, if at all? Do you remember when the teacher was talking about dangling participles and punctuation or were you nodding off?

In our TECHEAD instructor-led grammar class, we make learning grammar and punctuation fun and engaging! Whether you’re tasked with writing a newsletter, how to manual, training guide or website, you don’t want to be embarrassed by your grammar and English skills. Unfortunately, Microsoft Word’s Spell Checker and Grammar Checker don’t always catch the errors.

Learn grammar from someone who wrote the book – literally! Jennie Ruby, our Richmond training instructor is the author of Editing with Word 2007. She’ll teach you to avoid common grammar pitfalls that often waylay you and cause others to have to proofread your materials.

You’ll Be In Demand When You Master Grammar and Punctuation

  • Avoid common grammar errors. Does the punctuation go before or after the quote marks? Should a sentence have a comma, semicolon or colon? Should a bulleted list have a period after each entry even if it’s not a complete sentence? Learn this and more!
  • Get pointed correctly. We’ll examine the most common—and the most noticeable—grammar and punctuation wrong turns and give you a roadmap to correcting them.
  • Impress your colleagues. Too often, presentations or text can be riddled with mistakes. Learn to make your writings error-free!

Class Outline

  • Sentence Fragment or Run-On Sentence
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Pronoun Case: who v. whom
  • Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement: To each their own?
  • Subjunctive Mood: If I were a rich man….
  • Adverbs: She moved quiet[ly] as a mouse
  • Verb Tense: If I knew…or if I had known?
  • Run-on sentences
  • Common Comma Problems
  • How to use a Semicolon
  • Do I capitalize after a colon? and other style questions…
  • What is the difference between which and that?
  • Comma before or after the quotation mark?
  • Hyphenation
  • Apostrophes

Who Should Be Here

This TECHEAD grammar course is ideal for editors, writers, technical writers and proofreaders who need to brush up on their grammar and punctuation skills.

Your Place or Ours…

Not convenient to visit our Richmond training center? No problem… we’re flexible! Give us a call to discuss an on-site or custom training event for your team or business at 1-877-TECHEAD. We also offer hourly computer training consultation services to help you solve your specific design challenges or our Creative Solutions team can do your project for you.

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