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Advanced Grammar

Self-Paced5 Course Hours | 12 Weeks
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Advanced Grammar


This course, a staple for anyone who is interested in copy editing, will ensure you have a detailed understanding of word categories, punctuation, and sentence construction. The course will guide you through the eight parts of speech; simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences; ten punctuation marks; and the rules for capitalization. Through real-world exercises, you'll be able to categorize words and phrases, build different types of sentences, and correct common syntax and punctuation errors.


  • IACET CEUs: 0.5


  • Mobile-friendly
  • Badge and credit-awarding
  • Fully accessible
  • Games & Flashcards
  • Expert-supported
  • Video content

learning Outcomes

  • Identify the form and function of the eight parts of speech
  • Sort words and phrases into the eight parts of speech in sentences and paragraphs
  • Define and identify subclasses within the eight parts of speech
  • Correct common mistakes in using the eight parts of speech
  • Recognize and correct common syntactic errors, such as subject-verb agreement, ambiguous pronoun references, and dangling modifiers
  • Define and identify different types of phrases, clauses, and sentences
  • Identify how clauses can be joined
  • Generate simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentence structures
  • Explain and correctly use semicolons, colons, commas, dashes, slashes, ellipses, square brackets, and apostrophes
  • Define a style guide and its use

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