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Tue Jan 9 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm
Tue Mar 13 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri May 18 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm
Wed Aug 15 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri Nov 9 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Royal Plaza on Scotts' Lobby, 25 Scotts Road, Orchard Road, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Listed by: manage

In business, correct English grammar is essential in communicating effectively, in both speech and writing. The Grammar for Business Writing course highlights the usage problems associated with contemporary grammar. Grammar refers to rules that allow us to organise our words and sentences into coherent, meaningful language. This course, therefore, explores the major areas of English grammar.

The course also addresses the three issues underlying all errors of grammatical usage: the idea of Standard English, the effects of language change on English grammar, and the effects of language attitudes on our perception of "correct" English. It will be of interest to anyone who wishes to increase his or her confidence in presenting English clearly, and improve his or her editing and proofreading abilities.

After the workshop, you will be able to:
- recollect how the English language works
- communicate more accurately and effectively
- use precise vocabulary to convey the intended meaning
- avoid common English errors to polish your business writing

What you will learn
The Structure of English
- words
- phrases
- clauses
- sentences

Noun countability
- paper or papers
- food or foods

Tenses
- I have replied to the email or I had replied to the email

Transitivity
- I look forward to hear or I look forward to hearing

Verb Mood
- If I am you, I will tell him or If I were you, I would tell him

Subject and Verb Agreement
- None of the documents is or None of the documents are

Preposition
- I am on the bus or I am in the bus

Correct sentence structures

Punctuation

Commonly Confused and Misused Words
- revert or reply
- kindly or please
- subject to or subjected to

Who Should Attend?
Managers, executives, and non-executive staff.

Methodology
Participants are guided through practical steps of the topic with a combination of lectures, group work, and proofreading and editing of business texts using dictionary software.