Grammar is without a doubt one of the most daunting aspects of the English language, an area riddled with complexities, inconsistencies, and contradictions. It has also been in a state of flux for pretty much its entire existence. For native speakers of English, as well as for those learning it as a new language, grammar presents a very serious challenge to speaking and writing both accurately and effectively.
Having a single, reliable, go-to reference guide should therefore be indispensable to those trying to learn, improve, or perfect their speech or writing. This course is a guide: a clear, unambiguous, and comprehensive source of information that covers all the relevant topics of English grammar, while still being easy to understand and enjoyable to read. Learning how the English language works will enhance your engagement with speech and writing every day, from the books you read, to the e-mails you write, to the conversations you have with friends and strangers alike.
Each attendee who will complete this training will gain the following outcomes:-
- Understanding the basics of English Grammar.
- Examine the word order of a sentence structure.
- Improve your spelling and knowledge of punctuation, including full stops, commas, semicolons, colons, apostrophes and more.
- Understand the meaning of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and pronouns.
- Learn the right way to phrase a sentence compared to the common mistaken form.
- Better understanding of the context in which a certain tense is used e.g. timelines.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for anyone who deals with the spoken or written word and for anyone who wish to enhance their English competency.
Training Duration: 20 (Twenty) days (2 Hours/day)
The following program are planned for this training. However, the instructor(s) may modify this program before or during the training for technical reasons with no prior notice to the delegates. Nevertheless, the training objectives will always be met:
|English Grammar-Subject Matter|
Day 1- Day 20
|Common Distinguishments||There + Be; Beginning a Sentence with Here or There; Say / Tell|
|Proper Use of Problem Verbs||Using Raise/Rise; Set/Sit and Lay/Lie;|
|Subject/Verb Agreement & Placement||Subject Verb Agreement (SVA)|
|Pronouns||Subject Pronouns; Comparative (Object) PronounsPossessive Pronouns; Possessive Adjectives; Reflective Pronouns; Using Pronouns; Pronouns in Apposition
|Questions||Yes/No Questions; Informative Questions; Tag Questions|
|Adjectives & Adverbs||Adjectives; Adverbs|
|Coordinating Conjunctions: Part I||Parallel Structure; Structure.|
|Prepositions and PrepositionalPhrases||Identifying Prepositions and Objects of Prepositions|
|Comparisons||Equal Comparisons; Unequal Comparisons; Positives, Comparatives and Superlatives; Irregular Comparatives and Superlatives; Numbered Comparatives; Double Comparatives; No Sooner; Than; As, From|
|Commands||Negative Commands; Indirect Commands; Negative Indirect Commands|
|Negation – Part I – Using Not||None /No; Some /Any; Either / Neither|
|Double Negatives||Avoiding Double Negatives|
|Coordinating Conjunctions: Part II||Correlative (Paired) Conjunctions;Combining Independent Clauses with
Coordinating Conjunctions; Subordinating Conjunctions (Which Connect; Adverb Clauses)
|Relative Clauses||Relative Pronouns; Who / Whom / WhoseRestrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses;
Adjective Clause Pronouns; Used as the Subject
|Gerunds and Infinitives||Gerunds as Subjects; Noun + Preposition Followed by a Gerund; Verbs Always Followed by a Gerund; Adjective + Preposition Followed by a Gerund; Pronouns before a Gerund or Infinitive; Verbs Always Followed by an Infinitive;Adjectives Followed by an Infinitive; Using Gerunds and Infinitives|
|Causative Verbs||Have /Get; Make|
|Affirmative Agreement (SO/TOO)||Using Affirmative Agreement|
|Negation – Part II||Hardly, Barely, Rarely, Seldom, Etc.|
|Modal Auxiliary Verbs||Negation of Modals; Forming Questions with Modals; Conditional SentencesReal Conditions (Possibly True); Unreal Conditions (Not True); Conditionals Whether /If|
|Cause Connectors||Because / Because of; Purpose and Result (So That); Cause and Effect (So, Such)|
|Modal Auxiliary Verbs – Part II||Must Have; To; Used To; Would LikeWould Rather; As If / As Though; Hope / Wish|
|Modal + Present Perfect(Perfective)||Could / May / Might + Present Perfect(Perfective); Should + Present Perfect (Perfective); Must + Past Perfect Perfective); Using Should / Must|
|Passive Voice||Passive Voice|
|Other Uses of That||Optional That; Obligatory That; That with Noun Phrase Clauses|
|Enough with Nouns, Adjectives andAdverbs||Using Enough|
|Inclusive||Not Only; But; Also; Both; And; As Well As; Using Inclusive|
|Clauses of Concession||Despite / In Spite of; Although / Even Though / Though; Using Clauses of Concession|
|Vague Pronoun References||Identifying Vague Pronoun|
|Dangling Modifiers||Correcting Sentences with DanglingModifiers.|
|Sentence Fragments||Sentence Fragments|
|Run-on Sentences||Run-on Sentences|
|Semicolon||Link Two Independent Clauses; Link Lists When Items Contain Commas; Link Lengthy Clauses Containing Commas; Link Clauses Connected by Conjunctive Adverbs or Transitional Phrases.|
|Colon||Introduce a List; Introduce a Quotation that Follows an Introductory Sentence;After a Formal Business Letter Salutation;
Between Standard Hours and Minutes of Time
|Dash||Separate a Strong Sentence InterruptionAdd Emphasis; Link Two Connected Words; Indicate a Range of Numbers;
After a Quotation to Indicate the Author
|Hyphen||Hyphens Between Words; Compound Nouns; Compound Verbs; Compound Adjectives; Compound Adverbs;Numbers and Fractions; Hyphens with Prefixes; Proper Nouns; Vowel-ending Prefix with Vowel-beginning Root;
Words with the Prefix Self; Words with the Prefix Ex; Words with the Prefix Re
Spaces available on the following dates:
|Date:||Sep 16-Oct 11, 2018|
Material given during the training: [DVD’s and Case Studies will be used during this course to illustrate examples of good and bad change implementation processes].
Before the course
Each delegate will be asked to complete a Pre-Course Assessment Form to determine their current level and objectives for attending the course. The content of such Form will be used by the trainer only to give tailored training that is focused on each group of delegates.
At the end of the course
Each delegate will be asked to complete an Individual Development Plan and Vocational Completion Certificate