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2345 Crystal Dr Suite 200
At Crystal Dr
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this basic english class:

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.

Who Should Attend:

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

How You Will Benefit:

  • 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

What You Will Cover:

  • 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”

Course Outline:

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


  • Business Grammar Overview
  • Verbs—All Tensed Up
  • Adjectives/Adverbs—Addled Additives


  • Prim and Proper Pronouns
  • Wobbly Words
  • Mainly Mechanics


  • Building Sentences
  • Running Stop Signs and Stopping Short—Run-ons and Fragments
  • Punctuation Pointers


  • Dazed by Phrases, Paused by Clauses
  • Grammar Improvement Plan

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For Classroom, Live Online, Express Skills Courses and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel for a 5% fee up to 23 days prior to your program.

If you provide AMA with less than 23 days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA On Demand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund. We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

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