Creating Well-constructed Sentences

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Creating Well-constructed Sentences

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Overview/Description
Syntax is the grammatical term for arranging words to create logical phrases, clauses, and sentences. Well-constructed sentences express an idea by using the parts of speech in a logical order, and are essential for effective business writing. A misplaced modifier might get a chuckle out of the reader, but it reflects poorly on your communication skills. In this course, you’ll learn some of the fundamentals for better writing – the parts of a sentence, such as the subject and predicate, as well as phrases and clauses. You’ll examine subject-verb agreement, as well as agreement between pronouns and their antecedents. You’ll also discover some techniques for writing well, such as how to identify and fix common types of sentence errors.

Target Audience
Anyone who wants to refresh or refine their basic business grammar skills for any kind of business writing, from e-mail and memos to reports and presentations

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.6

Lesson Objectives
Creating Well-constructed Sentences

  • recognize the parts of a sentence
  • identify phrases and clauses in given sentences
  • recognize sentences that have the correct subject-verb agreement
  • identify examples of pronouns and antecedents that agree in person, number, and gender
  • identify ways to fix sentence fragments
  • recognize how to fix comma splices and run-on sentences
  • identify the sentences with misplaced or dangling modifiers
  • use sentence elements correctly to build grammatically correct sentences

 

Course Number:
acm_04_a05_bs_enus

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