Business Grammar Course

  Workshop Leader: Ms Audrey Lai

Target Audience

– Division 1 & 2 Public Service Officers
– Support Staff or Division 2 & 3 Officers
– Suitable for those who need to develop successful grammar writing skills

Course Duration

1 day (8 hours), 9:00am – 5:00pm.

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Course Content
Have you heard some of these grammar gaffes?

“Can you borrow me $2?”
<Correct: May I borrow $2?  Could you lend me $2?>

“Do you have sometime to check this?”
< Correct: Do you have some time to check this? >

“Here is the details of the meeting.”
<Correct: Here are the details of the meeting. >

In our daily spoken and written communication, we are bound to come across these errors.
So, have you wonder what is being used is grammatically correct?

To communicate effectively in today’s global environment, we must know the fundamentals of business grammar for communicating at the workplace.

Come join us for this 1-day or 2-day workshop to learn and understand the rationale of certain grammar behaviour in the English language to use the correct language at our workplace.

Course Outline

Sentence Foundation:

  • Sentences
  • Clauses
  • Phrases

Right Grammar

  • Nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Tenses
  • Modal verbs
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Adjectives and modifiers
  • Prepositions
  • Punctuation

Writing Qualities

  • Avoiding archaic words and clichés
  • Using precise words
  • Using parallel structures
  • Selecting active or passive voice
  • Building coherent sentences
  • Writing concise messages