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AMA's Business Grammar Workshop

Avoid costly and embarrassing mistakes in all types of business writing.

Professionals who can write clearly and correctly are far more valuable to an organization than those whose business writing is filled with errors. Whether you need to refresh your knowledge of grammar and punctuation—or know what’s grammatically correct but can’t always explain why—this highly interactive and collaborative course is the perfect and painless solution. Grammar in business writing gives you the tools to correctly apply the standard rules for proper usage in business writing. Using hands-on exercises, you’ll work with seminar colleagues to apply what you’ve learned so you can return to your job with the confidence of a writing pro.

Seminar Number: 02121

  • In a Classroom
  • Online
  • Your Company Location

Course Scheduling & Pricing

Who Should Attend

All professionals who want to improve their grammar skills and increase their confidence with all types of business writing.

  •   Classroom2 Day(s)
    1.2 CEU, 14 CPE
  •   Online4 Lesson(s)
    1.2 CEU, 14 CPE
 

Professionals who can write clearly and correctly are far more valuable to an organization than those whose business writing is filled with errors. Whether you need to refresh your knowledge of grammar and punctuation—or know what’s grammatically correct but can’t always explain why—this highly interactive and collaborative course is the perfect and painless solution. Grammar in business writing gives you the tools to correctly apply the standard rules for proper usage in business writing. Using hands-on exercises, you’ll work with seminar colleagues to apply what you’ve learned so you can return to your job with the confidence of a writing pro.

  • Produce coherent sentences that quickly get to the point
  • Edit for agreement between parts of speech within a sentence
  • Apply simple, effective tips for proper grammar, usage and punctuation
  • Correctly proofread business messages
  • Use rules of Standard English to critique your own writing
  • Select the appropriate grammar to suit the business situation
  • Finding typical (and not-so-typical) errors in grammar
  • Common verb mistakes: tense, mood, subject-verb agreement
  • Adjective-adverb confusion
  • Building and deconstructing grammatically correct sentences
  • Dangling and misplaced modifiers
  • Active and passive voice
  • Working with “exceptions to the rule”

Learning Objectives

  • Write Grammatically Correct Business Documents
  • Produce Clear and Concise Sentences
  • Edit for Agreement Between Parts of Speech Within a Sentence
  • Employ Simple, Memorable Tips for Proper Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation
  • Proofread Business Documents for Grammatical Correctness
  • Apply Rules of Standard English to Critique Your Own Writing
  • Select the Appropriate Grammar to Suit the Business Situation
  • Identify Excellent Print and Electronic Grammar Resources

LESSON ONE
Business Grammar Overview

  • Clarify Differences Among Tricky Grammar Rules
  • Assess Your Depth of Grammar Knowledge
  • Correct Common Errors in Business Grammar

Verbs—All Tensed Up

  • Identify Excellent Grammar Print Resources
  • Distinguish Among the Eight Parts of Speech in Standard English
  • Correct Verb Tense and Agreement Errors in Common Sentences

Adjectives/Adverbs—Addled Additives

  • Identify Excellent Online Grammar Resources
  • Distinguish Between the Most Commonly Confused Adjective-Adverb Pairs
  • Apply the Linking Verb Rule for Selecting the Correct Adjective or Adverb

LESSON TWO
Prim and Proper Pronouns

  • Identify the Proper Source for Commonly Used Pronouns
  • Use Workarounds for an Awkward Grammar Rule

Wobbly Words

  • Use Mnemonic Devices to Remember the Distinctions Among Tricky Word Pairs and Trios
  • Choose Correctly from Commonly Confused Words

Mainly Mechanics

  • Edit for Correct Capitalization, Abbreviation, and Number Usage
  • Correct a Document for Errors in Parts of Speech and Mechanics

LESSON THREE
Building Sentences

  • Identify the Main Parts of a Sentence
  • Construct and Deconstruct Grammatically Correct Sentences

Running Stop Signs and Stopping Short—Run-ons and Fragments

  • Identify Common Sentence Structure Errors
  • Remedy Grammatically Flawed Sentences

Punctuation Pointers

  • Define the Purpose and Application of Each Punctuation Mark
  • Choose the Correct Punctuation Mark in Diverse Sentences

LESSON FOUR
Dazed by Phrases, Paused by Clauses

  • Distinguish Between Phrases and Clauses
  • Identify and Correct Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
  • Edit Unclear Pronoun References
  • Align Words, Phrases, and Clauses for Parallel Structure
  • Convert Sentences from Passive Voice to Active Voice

Grammar Improvement Plan

  • Articulate the Effects of Globalization and Technology on English Grammar in the Workplace
  • List Areas of Strength in Grammar Developed in This Workshop and Areas of Need in Grammar to Be Developed Further
  • Create an Action Plan for Continual Improvement in Grammar

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Write Grammatically Correct Business Documents
  • Produce Clear and Concise Sentences  Edit for Agreement Between Parts of Speech Within a Sentence
  • Employ Simple, Memorable Tips for Proper Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation
  • Proofread Business Documents for Grammatical Correctness
  • Apply Rules of Standard English to Critique Your Own Writing
  • Select the Appropriate Grammar to Suit the Business Situation
  • Identify Excellent Print and Electronic Grammar Resources

LESSON ONE

Business Grammar Overview

  • Clarify Differences Among Tricky Grammar Rules
  • Assess Your Depth of Grammar Knowledge
  • Correct Common Errors in Business Grammar

Verbs—All Tensed Up

  • Identify Excellent Grammar Print Resources
  • Distinguish Among the Eight Parts of Speech in Standard English
  • Correct Verb Tense and Agreement Errors in Common Sentences

 Adjectives/Adverbs—Addled Additives

  • Identify Excellent Online Grammar Resources
  • Distinguish Between the Most Commonly Confused Adjective-Adverb Pairs
  • Apply the Linking Verb Rule for Selecting the Correct Adjective or Adverb

LESSON TWO

Prim and Proper Pronouns

  • Identify the Proper Source for Commonly Used Pronouns
  • Use Workarounds for an Awkward Grammar Rule

Wobbly Words

  • Use Mnemonic Devices to Remember the Distinctions Among Tricky Word Pairs and Trios
  • Choose Correctly from Commonly Confused Words

 Mainly Mechanics

  • Edit for Correct Capitalization, Abbreviation, and Number Usage
  • Correct a Document for Errors in Parts of Speech and Mechanics

 LESSON THREE

 Building Sentences

  • Identify the Main Parts of a Sentence
  • Construct and Deconstruct Grammatically Correct Sentences

Running Stop Signs and Stopping Short—Run-ons and Fragments

  • Identify Common Sentence Structure Errors
  • Remedy Grammatically Flawed Sentences

Punctuation Pointers

  • Define the Purpose and Application of Each Punctuation Mark
  • Choose the Correct Punctuation Mark in Diverse Sentences

LESSON FOUR

Dazed by Phrases, Paused by Clauses

  • Distinguish Between Phrases and Clauses
  • Identify and Correct Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
  • Edit Unclear Pronoun References
  • Align Words, Phrases, and Clauses for Parallel Structure  Convert Sentences from Passive Voice to Active Voice

Grammar Improvement Plan

  • Articulate the Effects of Globalization and Technology on English Grammar in the Workplace
  • List Areas of Strength in Grammar Developed in This Workshop and Areas of Need in Grammar to Be Developed Further
  • Create an Action Plan for Continual Improvement in Grammar

American Management Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

AMA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. For additional information or for more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact Martha Leon at 212-903-8173.

Recommended CPE Credit: 14 hours/Basic
Prerequisites: Online pre-and post-assessment
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Live/Group Internet-Based
Field of Study: Non-technical – Communication

Classroom Schedule

8 Sessions Available

Online Schedule

3 Sessions Available

  • $2,095.00 Non Members
  • $1,895.00 AMA Members
  • $1,795.00 GSA
Date Duration State City Zip
  2020-02-06 2020-02-07 Feb 6, 2020 - Feb 7, 2020 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2020-03-26 2020-03-27 Mar 26, 2020 - Mar 27, 2020 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2020-04-02 2020-04-03 Apr 2, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2020-05-18 2020-05-19 May 18, 2020 - May 19, 2020 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2020-06-04 2020-06-05 Jun 4, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2020-06-15 2020-06-16 Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 16, 2020 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2020-07-22 2020-07-23 Jul 22, 2020 - Jul 23, 2020 2 Days TX Dallas 75001 Dallas Register Now

  2020-08-17 2020-08-18 Aug 17, 2020 - Aug 18, 2020 2 Days GA Atlanta 30309-7705 Atlanta Register Now

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