Grammar and Punctuation

Write better. Period.

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Gaylord Fields

Grammar and Punctuation

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

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

Skills You Will Learn

Identify major parts of speech

Ensure subjects, verbs, and objects agree and punctuation serves the sentence

Craft a perfect sentence

Define exactly what style is and why it differs from style guide to style guide

Why Take This Course

It’s easy to forget the basic rules of grammar and punctuation when you are firing off texts and tweets at rapid speed. That makes it all the more important to refresh and ingrain fundamental writing rules into your bones.

This course will enhance your knowledge of grammatical building blocks, help you navigate grammar and style rules, and teach you to apply these best practices to produce clear, concise and engaging content for editorial, business or any other written communication.

Session 1

Demystify Parts of Speech

  • Lesson 1: Parts of Speech - Nouns to Adverbs
  • Lesson 2: Intensive Tenses
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Session 2

Punchy Punctuation and Sensational Sentences

  • Lesson 1: Commas, Interjections and Sentence Structure
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Session 3

Punchy Punctuation and Sensational Sentences II - Electric Boogaloo

  • Lesson 1: Commas in Combination with Conjunctions and Adjectives
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Session 4

Frequently Confused Words and the Most Common Grammatical Errors

  • Lesson 1: Tricky Numbers, Indefinite Pronouns and Singular vs. Plural
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About the Instructor

Gaylord Fields

Gaylord Fields is editor, special projects at Prior to this, he was senior editor at AOL Music and a copy editor and copy chief at Rolling Stone, This Old House, Spin, and Spy. He is also a longtime writer of articles and reviews on music and popular culture. While Gaylord has a definite opinion on use of the serial comma, he saves such discussions for parties.