Grammar for Business Communication
Why is it important to use grammar correctly?
Using grammar correctly projects a professional image for you – it shows that you care enough about your work to write and speak correctly. Poor grammar, on the other hand, may project a sloppy, ignorant or indifferent image.

It may even lead others to think that you are incompetent, and this is not always a fair judgement.

What do you gain from this two-day workshop?
This programme gives you an understanding of how English grammar works. More importantly, it discusses critical grammar points used in your business writing, and how to avoid the mistakes people usually make.

Grammar mistakes in your spoken English can also make understanding difficult. This programme will take you through the common grammar mistakes in spoken English, and how you should avoid these mistakes.

This workshop also discusses key punctuation marks that you must know for your business writing.



Workshop Objectives
  1. Gain an overview of the parts of speech.
  2. Use the key parts of speech correctly in your business communication.
  3. Be aware of serious grammar errors that will distort the meaning of your message, and how you should avoid these errors.
  4. Understand the principles of sentence construction, and how to write clear and effective sentences.


Workshop Highlights
The Building of Sentences
  • Sentence construction
  • The four sentence structures
  • Using the best sentence structure for your message
  • Common mistakes with sentences

The Parts of Speech
  • An overview of the parts of speech

Nouns
  • Proper and common nouns
  • Countable and uncountable nouns
  • Determiners
  • Using nouns in business messages

Pronouns
  • Subjective and objective case pronouns
  • Possessive and reflexive case pronouns
  • How to avoid mistakes with pronouns

Adjectives
  • Common mistakes with adjectives
  • Compound adjectives
  • Using adjectives correctly

Verbs
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Transitive & intransitive verbs
  • The twelve English tenses
  • Understanding tense forms
  • Using verbs accurately in conveying your message
  • Describing past events
  • Describing a current event
  • Describing future intentions
  • Modal verbs

Adverbs
  • Understanding the use of adverbs
  • Describing actions in your message
  • Describing people and things in your message

Prepositions
  • The role of prepositions
  • Practice with prepositions

Conjunctions
  • Understanding the use of conjunctions
  • Problems with the use of conjunctions
  • Linking ideas cohesively in your message

Important Punctuation Marks to Know
  • The comma
  • The semicolon
  • The dash

Avoiding Grammar Mistakes in Speech
  • First language interference
  • Missing be-verbs
  • Lack of tense form
  • To have something done
  • No differentiation between the singular and plural
  • Using question tags wrongly

Trainer: Jolynn Chow

Venue: Royal Plaza on Scotts (OR) Rendezvous Hotel Singapore (OR) M Hotel Singapore

Duration: 2 Days

Time: 9am to 5pm

Fee: S$750


(Fee includes a training workbook, daily buffet lunch and refreshments.)

(Register 3 or more participants and pay only S$720 per participant*)

* Terms and Conditions on Registration Page

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