English Usage (Grammar Check) Course

English Usage (Grammar Check) Course

Don’t let English language gremlins stop you from achieving your best at work, in business or in your studies – book yourself onto our English Usage (Grammar Check) Course today and become an expert within two hours!

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”   Aristotle

Many people do not have a clear understanding of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the English language, which makes it difficult for them to use it accurately and confidently. This may be because you were not taught the essentials of using the English language correctly at school – or you’ve just forgotten about things like sentence structure and punctuation use over time.

Unfortunately, poor English usage often produces a writing style and work that is prone to mistakes. No-one likes feeling inadequate, but when other people (colleagues – or worse still, your clients) constantly correct you written English, it can be embarrassing. And this embarrassment can start eroding your confidence in producing written work generally, which can have a knock-on effect on the quality of work you produce, and your willingness to write in general.

Our two-hour English Usage (Grammar Check) course will show you step-by-step, how you can effectively use basic grammar – punctuation, spelling, sentence construction and more.

What the course covers
This will cover:
  • Verbs
  • Adverbs
  • Nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Adjectives
  • Conjunctions
  • Prepositions
  • Articles

You’ll learn:
  • How to form sentences
  • Paragraph structure
  • How to use lists and bullets
  • Capital letter usage
  • Dealing with subjects and objects
  • Verbs and participles
  • Active and passive verbs

Find out how to properly use:
  • Full stops
  • Exclamation marks
  • Question marks
  • Commas
  • Colons
  • Semi-colons
  • Inverted commas
  • Apostrophes
  • Brackets
  • Dashes
  • Hyphens

Learn how to properly use:
  • Who and whom
  • Will and shall
  • I and we
  • ‘They’ as a singular pronoun
  • Between you and me
  • The split infinitive
  • Beginning a sentence with ‘And’, ‘But’ or ‘Because’
  • Can we put a comma before ‘and’?
  • Ending a sentence with a preposition
  • Five or 5?
  • Singular and plural
  • Commonly confused words

The English Usage (Grammar Check) Course is available as an in-house course and an online course. To find out how to book an inhouse course, which is tailored to the needs of your oganisation, please email: info@geekschool.co.uk, or call: 07957 397602.


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