Grammar for Business and Grammar Courses Blog2019-08-25T23:05:32+00:00

7 Principles of Proofreading Every Business Writer Should Know

Proofreading Principle 1: Proofread all your business documents You already have too much to do. Every day, you experience continual interruptions, but know you have to complete your work accurately and quickly. You're overloaded with work and feel you just need to finish your e-mail, memo, letter, or report and get it out so you can go on to your next task. However, if you send out documents with typos or errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentences, the readers will feel you're careless about your work. Quality and precision are important qualities any supervisor looks for in an     Read More . . .

Know How to Use the 25 Confusing Word Pairs Correctly

Writers and proofreaders consistently have problems with 25 word pairs. The pairs are words that sound similar, but have very different meanings. Learn the meanings of these words. You can link to a quiz to test your current knowledge of the confusing word pairs: Link to the test accept - receive something, recognize a truth, or approve of something except - to leave out or exclude accessible - easily approached or attained assessable - capable of being evaluated adverse - harmful or unfavorable averse - opposed to, reluctant, distasteful affect - bring about a change effect - a result Note:     Read More . . .

Know 11 Important Rules for Using Commas

Commas indicate pauses in sentences so readers can easily digest information and keep distinct ideas separate. Improper comma use can have the opposite effect; it can lead to garbled sentences that, although they may contain the correct information, don't flow properly. Rule 1: Use a comma when two sentences are joined with and, or, but, or nor. When two complete sentences are joined with and, or, but, or nor, place a comma before the and, or, but, or nor. A sentence that has two or more verbs but does not have two complete sentences does not require a comma. Examples     Read More . . .

7 Important Rules for Correct Abbreviations

The seven important rules for using abbreviations will help you write abbreviations correctly. The rules and examples to help you follow. Rule 1: Always spell out first names EXAMPLES Incorrect: Wm. Taft Geo. Washington Chas. Attwater Correct: William Taft George Washington Charles Attwater Rule 2: Abbreviations of titles Spell out titles when they appear with the last name only. Titles may be abbreviated when both the first and last names appear together. Abbreviate academic degrees and professional designations following names. Do not abbreviate a position title in a letter address. EXAMPLES Incorrect: Sen. Proxmire Gen. Powell Atty. Bryant Mr. Franklin     Read More . . .

Best Online Business Grammar Training Options

Choose a Grammar Course to Fit Your Needs Grammar course listing is by tuition and depth of training Basic Business Grammar Course - Self-Study (BWC80) Grammar course for self-motivated learners who don't want instructor coaching and training Grammar course includes grammar, punctuation, language, spelling, sentence structure, and word usage Pre-tests for the grammar course and each lesson. Post-tests for the grammar course and each lesson Extensive grammar course examples Online informative, easy-to-read grammar lessons Tuition $69 See the syllabus Syllabus: BWC80 Basic Grammar Course (self-study) The Basic Business Grammar course contains an overview of     Read More . . .

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Dr. Robert Hogan teaches the coaching, tutoring, and individualized business writing courses. Dr. Hogan has been training writers for 40 years in universities, colleges of business, consulting companies, and professional writing companies. He has been been a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County College, and Illinois State University College of Business. He was manager of communications in a telephone billing company and owner of a company writing documents on contract for government agencies and corporations.
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