Most of us drive cars without knowing how to fix them. To paraphrase a great nerd, knowing English grammar and knowing about English grammar are two different things as well. This course is for people who’d like to take a look under the bonnet.
Learn how to see a sentence’s spine, wield your commas with confidence, adjudicate apostrophe arguments and revive zombie nouns.
Another great nerd once said, ‘Grammar is not just a pain in the ass; it’s the pole you grab to get your thoughts up on their feet and walking.’ In our experience, a bit of structural know-how, punctuating prowess and style-manual savvy can take the stress out of everyday writing.
1. What is a clause? What is a phrase?
The ins and outs of English syntax
2. Sticks and dots
Punctuation and how it works
3. Style and decisions
Using style guides and building your own
4. Real-world editing
Curly questions and common errors
All this and more. We’ll keep you pepped up with piping-hot coffee and madcap grammar- and punctuation-themed clips and songs. We’ll even throw in a jet-black fashion tote bag and a commemorative woven patch. Stop. Grammar Time. is presented by top-gun editor and writer Penny Modra.