Business Grammar Basics

Are you confident when it comes to spelling? Do you remember what prefixes and suffixes are?

You’ll be surprised at how useful the basics of writing can be when composing a business message and upholding the reputation of your company.

Learn how to write more confidently in a professional setting with this short course from Skillsoft. Delivered entirely online, the whole course can be completed in just five hours.

The Business Grammar Basics short course is made up of the following five units:

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Price: $295 AUD

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What you'll learn

You'll learn:

  • How to define the functions of the eight parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, interjections, and conjunctions
  • How to skillfully combine words into meaningful sentences
  • How to use words effectively and correctly
  • How to form plurals and possessives correctly in your business writing
  • How to use words correctly, including some key rules on how to spell correctly
  • The standard rules and guidelines for using punctuation appropriately
  • How to correctly apply end punctuation, including the correct use and rules for periods, question marks, and exclamation points
  • The rules for using different connecting and separating marks, such as colons, semicolons, dashes, and hyphens
  • Basic sentence construction, including how to develop sentences that are logical, clear, and powerful
  • The importance of subject-verb agreement, as well as agreement between pronouns and their antecedents
  • How to identify and fix some of the most common types of sentence errors
  • How to use commonly confused words correctly, including words that sound alike and those with related meanings

Course structure

5 units

Parts of Speech

The parts of speech are the building blocks of sentences, so finding out about them can help you skilfully combine words into meaningful sentences. This unit defines the functions of the eight parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, interjections, and conjunctions.

Working with Words

Throughout this unit, you’ll learn some key rules to become better at spelling, how to construct prefixes and suffixes, and the correct way to form plurals and possessives.

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Price: $295 AUD