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Nuts and Bolts of Grammar

Take the mystery out of clear, crisp writing by learning the Nuts and Bolts of Grammar. Employers and customers respect individuals who write easy-to-read, error-free letters and email. Improve sentence structure, punctuate correctly, avoid common spelling errors and select words that convey precise meaning. If you write memos, letters, proposals, emails, or other internal or external messages, benefit from the fun, relaxed way in which the basics of grammar are presented.


Additional Information

Learn About
  • Choosing words more accurately
  • Constructing sentences that say what you mean
  • Punctuating confidently
  • Misused and confused words
Training Outline

**Welcome & Introduction**

  • Grammar & Mechanics Self-Check
  • 7 Cs of Effective Business Writing

**Correct Sentence Structure**

  • Pronoun Usage
  • Pronoun/Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Sentence Length
  • Fragments, Run-ons & Comma Splices

**Appropriate Voice: Active or Passive**

**Parallelism**

**Avoiding Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers**

**Mechanics**

  • Possessives
  • Numbers
  • Capitalization

**Difficult and Confusing Words**

**Incorrect Expressions**

**Proofreading and Editing Tips**

**Practice Exercises**

**Questions/Additional Topics**

Business and Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services
D. J. Bordini Center
5 N. Systems Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277

bi.services@fvtc.edu
www.fvtc.edu/bis

P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771


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