About the course
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.
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 the fundamentals of grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence construction and other related areas.Our trainers have a detailed understanding of the language, and are committed to helping delegates improve their linguistic awareness and writing skills.
The course covers the following subjects.
Function and parts of speech
- Lists and bullet points
- Capital letters
- Subjects and objects
- Verbs: participles
- Verbs: active and passive
- Full stops
- Exclamation marks
- Question marks
- Inverted commas
- Who and whom
- Will and shall
- I and we
- 'They' as a singular pronoun
- Between you and me
- The split infinitive
- Beginning a sentence with 'And', 'But' or 'Because'
- Can we put a comma before 'and'?
- Ending a sentence with a preposition
- Five or 5?
- Singular and plural
- Commonly confused words
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.
We accept payment in pounds sterling (GBP), euros (EUR), US dollars (USD), Australian dollars (AUD) and New Zealand dollars (NZD).
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Refunds may be given at the discretion of the management.