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Grammar Essentials

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The Loop, Downtown/Loop
230 W Monroe St Ste 610
Btwn S Franklin & Wells Streets
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 5

What you'll learn in this business english class:

In this course, you will review the rules of grammar, identify common grammar errors, improve your use of punctuation, learn how to construct sentences, improve word choice, and refine your writing style. This will help you clearly articulate your ideas to others, streamline the directions and instructions that you deliver, and create impressive presentations and reports.

Detailed course outline

Identify Nouns, Pronouns and Verbs
  • Common and proper nouns
  • Compound nounsUses of nouns
  • Types of pronouns
  • Frequently misused pronouns
  • Pronoun agreement
  • Its vs. It's
  • Transitive and intransitive verbs
  • Verb tenses
  • Active and passive voice
Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Descriptive Adjectives
  • Limiting adjectives
  • Adverbs modifying verbs
  • Adverbs modifying sentences
Identifying Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections
  • Types of prepositions
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Compound prepositions
  • Coordinating conjunctions
  • Subordinating conjunctions
  • Interjections with formal writing
Identifying Rules
  • Singular and plural rules
  • Subject and verb agreement
  • Parallel sentence structure
  • Dangling modifiers
  • Misplaced modifiers
  • Double negatives
  • "To" and "Too"
Identifying Correct Punctuation
  • Parentheses in sentences
  • Parentheses vs. brackets
  • Commas
  • Semicolons
  • Quotation marks
  • Numbers and symbols
  • Correct capitalization
Identifying Sentence Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices
  • Problematic vs. acceptable fragments
  • Effective solutions
  • Run-ons
  • Comma Splices
Improving Word Choices
  • Misused nouns
  • Misused business words
  • Misused verbs
  • Misused adjectives
  • Misused Adverbs
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Homonyms
  • Troublesome Homonyms
  • More troublesome Homonyms
Building Effective Sentences
  • Articulating goals
  • Developing positive presentations
  • Measuring outcomes
  • Considering the audience
  • Formal and informal contexts
  • Email communication
Editing Effectively
  • Common spelling errors
  • Special cases
  • Errors of "-able" and "-ible""i" before "e"
  • Double consonants
  • Foreign words and phrases
  • Proofreading techniques
  • Edit techniques
  • Edit for brevity
  • Edit for clarity
Avoiding Hypercorrections
  • Hypercorrections
  • Achieve simplicity
  • Efficiency of expression

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Cancellations made more than 5 days before the commencement of the training, qualify for a refund less a $100 administration fee. 
Cancellations made 5 days or less before the commencement of the training, will not be eligible for a refund 
We are not able to offer refunds for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

Rescheduling requests made 5 days before the commencement of the training are free. Rescheduling that takes place within 5 days of the commencement of the training will incur a $100 administration fee. We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

If your student wants to confirm her seat on the future class now, then there is a $100 transfer fee payable. Alternatively, as she may not have been aware of our terms, if she is willing to check back with us 2-3 days before a future class, and provided the class is confirmed to run, we will slot her in and waive the cancellation fee.

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If the training does not meet expectations, students can leave the class at the end of Day 1 (or by lunchtime in the case of single day courses) and request a refund. Students have to notify the training center manager before they leave and return all the training materials to qualify for a refund.

We are unable to offer a money back guarantee to students who leave a class later than the times noted above. Students can however still repeat the training (often with a different trainer).


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