Plain English grammarcheck online

English is a beautiful language. It has a great richness, variety and flexibility. But many people do not have a clear understanding of the 'nuts and bolts' of the language, which makes it difficult for them to use it accurately and confidently. Some people were not taught the basics at school. Others were, but have since forgotten most of what they learnt.

This lack of understanding can lead to a writing style that is weak, unsure of itself, and prone to mistakes. Many writers lack confidence because they feel they do not have a firm enough grasp of the basics of the language they use every day. This can lead to embarrassment, criticism from colleagues, and even complaints from customers.

We examine, in a straightforward, step-by-step way, basic grammar - punctuation, spelling, sentence construction and other related areas.

Function and parts of speech Sentence structure Punctuation Other topics
Verbs Sentences Full stops Who and whom
Adverbs Paragraphs Exclamation marks Will and shall
Nouns Lists and bullet points Question marks I and we
Pronouns Capital letters Commas 'They' as a singular pronoun
Adjectives Subjects and objects Colons Between you and me
Conjunctions Verbs: participles Semi-colons The split infinitive
Prepositions Verbs: active and passive Inverted commas Beginning a sentence with 'And', 'But' or 'Because'
Articles   Apostrophes Can we put a comma before 'and'?
    Brackets Ending a sentence with a preposition
    Dashes Five or 5?
    Hyphens Singular and plural
      Commonly confused words

Ordering a place on the Plain English grammarcheck course as an online course:

The course costs £100 plus VAT (total price £120). You use the course on a password-protected website. Your fee gives you unlimited access to the course for two weeks.

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