Discover how to avoid the most common grammar mistakes and improve the clarity of your writing.
- [Voiceover] Hello, I'm Judy, and in this course I hope to take some of that "Grr" out of grammar. Trying to help you memorize the numerous grammar rules is not the purpose of this course. Rather, the focus will be on applying they key rules, and providing, as much as possible, non-technical reasons for why something should or shouldn't be used. However, as with any area, certain jargon, parts of speech, for example, will have to be incorporated. So, let's make a deal. If you promise not to say, "Grr" too often, I promise that the focus of this course will be on applying the rules, rather than on memorizing them.
I'll refer to the rules only when the basic terms or jargon must be used. Otherwise, the lessons will focus on how to avoid making the most common grammar and punctuation errors. So let's get started on learning how to make sure your writing is mechanically correct to help give that reader a good first impression, and help you become a more confident writer.
- Differentiate between concrete and abstract nouns.
- Demonstrate proper use of articles.
- Distinguish between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses.
- Create parallel sentences.
- Use pronouns correctly.
- Recognize look-alikes and sound-alikes.
- Apply appropriate punctuation rules.
- Distinguish between passive and active voice.