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Whether you're a student or a professional, a career changer or a job seeker, Effective Grammar will improve your grammar, punctuation, and writing skills without making you feel like you’re back in eighth grade English class.

Effective Grammar is a fun, down-to-earth, comprehensive course in English grammar for anyone who wants to enhance their communication skills.
- Don’t understand the parts of speech? 
- Struggling to identify the subject and predicate of a sentence? 
- Not sure how to spot a run-on sentence or how to correct it?

This certificate covers all that and lots more! You’ll master everything from commas to complete sentences to common sense writing.

After completing Effective Grammar, you’ll be able to send in your well-written essay, submit your winning résumé, or produce a polished report for your employer, confident that your writing will attract attention for all the right reasons.

Put an end to grammar mistakes that detract from your work and open the door to career opportunities as you learn to communicate more effectively.

CEUs/ILUs: 3.2
Length (in hours): 32
Price in USD $295.00
Price in CAD $395.00


Unit 1

Parts of Speech & Mixed-up Words

  • Eight Parts of Speech                         
  • Homophones
  • Contractions vs. Possessive Pronouns                                     
  • Other Confusables

Unit 2

Contractions & Possessives

  • Common Contractions
  • Regular Possessives
  • Irregular and Unusual Possessives

Unit 3

Subjects & Predicates

  • Getting to Know Subjects and Predicates
  • Predicate Basics: Action Verbs and Linking Verbs
  • Compound Predicates and Verb Phrases
  • Subject Basics: Nouns and Pronouns

Unit 4

Sentence Fragments & Run-on Sentences

  • Missing Subjects and Missing Predicates
  • Understanding Clauses
  • Fragment Clues
  • Punctuation Fixes
  • Punctuation Plus a Conjunction
  • Rewriting

Unit 5

Standard Verb Forms

  • Person and Number
  • Tense, Voice, and Mood
  • Simple Tenses
  • Perfect Tenses

Unit 6


  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Singular or Plural?
  • Interceding Words
  • Agreeable Pronouns
  • Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Unit 7

Shifts, Logic, Clarity & Precision

  • Shifts in Person and Tense
  • Parallel Structure
  • Other Structural Shifts
  • Syntax and Modifiers
  • Faulty Reference
  • Wordiness
  • Diction and Logic

Unit 8

Capitalization & Punctuation

  • Capitalization Rules
  • End Punctuation
  • Internal Punctuation
  • Other Punctuation Marks
  • Quotation Marks
  • Proofreading