Writing NSW

Grammar and Punctuation with Susan McKerihan

This one-day workshop introduces the fundamental elements of grammar and explains how they work in real life.

Workshops & Courses

Event Details

Category

Workshops & Courses

Event Starts

Jul 23, 2022

Event Ends

Jul 23, 2022

Venue

Writing NSW

Saturday 23 July 2022, 10am-4pm

 

Full Price: $210
Member: $155
Conc Member: $135

 

Participants in face to face courses must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must comply with any other precautionary measures Writing NSW puts in place.

We all ‘know’ grammar: we use it instinctively every time we speak or write. But from the 1970s, grammar was no longer formally taught in most Australian schools, and as a result, many people struggle to understand how the language works.

A knowledge of grammar can help you manage the mechanics and nuances of writing. So, whether you write creatively or as part of a business or technical role, understanding the basics of grammar will give you confidence as a writer.

Don’t be daunted by those mysterious terms ‘subject’, ‘object’, ‘verb’, ‘active/passive voice’, and ‘semi-colon’. The concepts are easy to grasp when presented through real-life examples, and you will gain a powerful tool for organising your words and sentences.

This one-day workshop introduces the fundamental elements of grammar and explains how they work in real life. It covers these grammatical features and principles:

  • the eight parts of speech and their functions
  • phrases, clauses and sentences
  • verbs, including tense, mood, voice, participles, auxiliaries
  • punctuation.

We will also examine the most common areas of difficulty, as well as the language ‘myths’ that are often (wrongly) assumed to be non-negotiable rules.

Through discussion and written exercises, you will gain confidence in your ability to write and to make choices in language and style. And there’s a side benefit for anyone who’s trying to learn a foreign language!


For more information visit https://writingnsw.org.au/whats-on/courses/grammar-and-punctuation/