Grammar in business

Course Summary

This half-day course will give you a refresher on how grammar and punctuation are used today, helping you to communicate clearly and effectively in business.


In business we write all the time. Clear communication is essential, and grammar and punctuation are the tools we use to get our message across.

This course will show you how the rules apply today and will debunk some of the myths about the ‘correct’ use of language. The course also focuses on some of the typical problems that people face when writing.

Suitable for anyone who has to write emails, letters, reports and other documents at work, this course will provide tips and guidance to help you avoid the most common mistakes.


How sentences work – the building blocks

  • verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs and the rest
  • how sentences and clauses work

Common problems

  • confused meanings
  • structural problems
  • subjects, verbs and tenses
  • modifiers and pronouns
  • frequently confused words
  • rules from school – do they still apply?

How punctuation affects clarity

  • commas, semicolons, colons
  • bullets and lists
  • hyphens and dashes
  • the apostrophe
  • quotes and speech

Course Benefits

In attending this participative session, you will:

  • refresh your awareness of the key principles of grammar and punctuation;
  • increase your understanding of typical grammar problems – and their solutions;
  • improve the clarity and correctness of your writing.

Feedback from previous delegate(s):

  • “Graham Smith was really good, very interactive!” – Dan A

Tutor Profile

Graham Smith has spent over 30 years in writing and editing roles in book, web, CD-ROM and corporate publishing. He currently works as an editorial consultant for a number of business and publishing clients.

Graham is also a qualified trainer who provides short, effective courses in essential writing, editing, proofreading and publishing skills. He delivers training to finance and legal businesses, government organisations, charities, corporates and others. He is also an accredited trainer to the European Commission and European Parliament.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Dates: New dates TBA
  • CPD Points: 3.5
  • Course Cost: £175.00
  • Course Length: Half day (13.30 – 17.00)

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