Advanced Grammar

Apply the rules of style, tone, structure and form at the sentence level

Level: Advanced
Instructor: John Hogan

Advanced Grammar

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  • Self-paced instruction
  • 15 video lessons
  • 3 hours of lesson content
  • Editing exercises
  • Led by an industry expert
  • Lifetime access
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Who Should Take This Course

Writers, Journalists, Copy Editors, Proofreaders, Copywriters, Communications Professionals, Marketers

Skills You Will Learn

Identify and replace weak verbs

Eliminate unnecessary wordiness in long and short documents

Write graceful comparisons

Identify nominalizations and how to root them

Shift language from passive to active voice

Why Take This Course

Fine tune your eye for grammar and learn how to proofread like a pro. Learn and apply the advanced rules of language and grammar so that you can spot and correct errors—both obvious and subtle—in your own work and others’. Study advanced proofreading techniques and learn how to develop checklists that ensure your work is error-free, every time.

Session 1

Welcome to Grammar!

  • Lesson 1: Compounds, Hyphens and En Dashes
  • Lesson 2: Verb Tenses
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Session 2

Nominalizations and Tricky Words

  • Lesson 1: Using “ing” Correctly
  • Lesson 2: Tricky Words: Between v. Among, Further v. Farther, etc.
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Session 3

Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

  • Lesson 1: Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses
  • Lesson 2: Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
  • Lesson 3: Apostrophes
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Session 4

Single/Double Words, Agreement and Comparisons

  • Lesson 1: Genetives
  • Lesson 2: Direct and Indirect Discourse, Colons
  • Lesson 3: One Word or Two?
  • Lesson 4: Subject Verb Agreement
  • Lesson 5: Graceful Comparisons
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About the Instructor

John Hogan

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John Hogan is a freelance writer, editor, and copy editor. He began working as a copy editor in 1994 and has worked for a diverse range of publications, including TV Guide, Mental Floss, Seventeen, The Knot, and Fitness. He was also formerly the editor-in-chief of Pages magazine and has worked as a ghostwriter. He lives in New York City.