Improve your grammar

with Mary Morel

Don't let grammar mistakes spoil your writing.

In this course, you will learn what grammar rules matter, which ones you can ignore and the grey areas that not even the experts agree on.

This course is part of the larger Grammar, Punctuation and Usage course. It is suitable for anyone in the workplace or business who wishes to learn more about grammar and improve their writing.

You will learn from a comprehensive e-book (Grammar Guide) that you can keep for future reference, videos and quizzes.

Many business teams and organisations buy an annual licence for their employees. Contact me to learn more (details below).

What you'll learn

  • Grammar terms

    The first part of this course looks at grammar terms. You need these terms to understand grammar principles. You also receive a grammar guide and glosssary you can download for future reference.

  • Common grammar mistakes

    This online grammar course covers grammar issues that cause people the most grief in business writing.

    We take a look at the active and passive voice and when to use it, subject-verb agreement, the need for parallel structures and pronoun problems, e.g. when to use I, me or myself.

    The course even includes apostrophes as you need to understand why you don't need an apostrophe when a word is already possessive, e.g. its claws.

  • Grammar changes

    Learning grammar would be much simpler if language didn't change over time and everyone agreed with the 'rules'.

    You'll learn what 'rules' you might have learned at school are not real rules. For instance, there is nothing grammatically wrong with starting a sentence with And.

    You'll also learn about grey areas, where language rules may or may not be changing depending on your point of view. In these cases, I will explain the traditional view and also give you the more modern take.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome

    • Download e-book and glossary

  • 2

    Grammar terms

    • Grammar terms

    • Sentence terms (video)

    • Adjectives (video)

    • Adverbs (video)

    • Conjunctions (video)

    • Determiners (video)

    • Nouns (video)

    • Prepositions (video)

    • Pronouns (video)

    • Verbs (video)

    • Parts of speech (quiz 1)

    • Parts of speech (quiz 2)

    • Parts of speech (quiz 3)

  • 3

    Active and passive voice

    • Introduction: active and passive voice

    • Active and passive voice (video)

    • Active and passive voice (quiz)

  • 4

    Apostrophes

    • Apostrophes

    • Apostrophes (video)

    • Apostrophes (quiz)

  • 5

    Parallelism (parallel structures)

    • Introduction: Parallelism

    • Parallelism (video)

    • Parallelism (quiz)

  • 6

    Subject-verb agreement

    • Subject-verb agreement

    • Agreement (video)

    • Agreement (quiz)

  • 7

    Pronoun problems (I, me, myself)

    • Pronoun problems

    • Pronoun problems (video)

    • Pronoun problems (quiz)

  • 8

    Grammar myths

    • Grammar myths

    • Grammar myths (video)

    • Grammar myths (quiz)

  • 9

    The times they are a-changing

    • The times they are a-changing

    • The times they are a-changing (video)

    • The times they are a-changing (quiz)

  • 10

    Next steps

    • Next steps

Price

in Australian dollars

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  • $553.00

    $553.00Writing and Grammar Bundle

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What people are saying about this course

I learnt A LOT!

Tara Davis

This course helped me understand colons, semicolons and apostrophes.’ (!!!) My meeting papers and reports were previously full of incorrect punctuation. N...

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This course helped me understand colons, semicolons and apostrophes.’ (!!!) My meeting papers and reports were previously full of incorrect punctuation. Now after this course and speaking with Mary I understand what punctuation to use and when.

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This course significantly improved my writing confidence

Alexander MacDonald

First, let me state that I hope my punctuation in this review is correct! I thoroughly enjoyed this course. There are always those nagging questions I have...

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First, let me state that I hope my punctuation in this review is correct! I thoroughly enjoyed this course. There are always those nagging questions I have when writing reports at work regarding the correct use of punctuation and grammar. I feel like I often unknowingly make mistakes and this course has confirmed my suspicions! I will go back to work with a new-found confidence in my writing.

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Great course!

Nelly Wehbe

Really enjoyed this course!!

Really enjoyed this course!!

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University course in grammar delivered online!

Rhett Holt

I was expecting a light and superficial jaunt into a few quick grammar points. This is a university level course in how to write effectively. You will need y...

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I was expecting a light and superficial jaunt into a few quick grammar points. This is a university level course in how to write effectively. You will need your headset, a good place to read and work, and your brain switched on. The detail in this course is amazing!

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Highly recommended

Rachel Howard

A very useful and practical course! I particularly liked the content about modern styles - other courses do not often cover this topic. The course is detaile...

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A very useful and practical course! I particularly liked the content about modern styles - other courses do not often cover this topic. The course is detailed and provides excellent explanations. It has helped me to identify common grammatical and punctuation mistakes that I make, and I look forward to seeing the improvement in my writing as a result!

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Wonderful course

Moira Horrocks

This is a wonderful course and certainly an eye-opener. Mary's professional but concise explanations and examples are so easy to grasp - many Aha! moments. I...

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This is a wonderful course and certainly an eye-opener. Mary's professional but concise explanations and examples are so easy to grasp - many Aha! moments. I highly recommend this course to anyone in the 'writing/editing/proofreading/teaching English' world!

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Mary Morel

Your instructor

My aim in developing this course is to help you enjoy and appreciate language. The more you know, the richer your experience of language will be.

I studied grammar at university, but most of my knowledge has come from teaching business writing for several years and answering people's grammar questions in my monthly e-newsletter.

Although this course is self-paced, you are welcome to email me your grammar queries at any time. I always respond.

I'm a New Zealander living at Bondi Beach in Sydney. When I'm not writing or teaching, I enjoy walking the beach, looking at my garden (and thinking I should pull out some weeds) and reading.

FAQs

  • This course is written in Australian English. Is this course suitable for people who use American English?

    Grammar rules are universal. Where there are minor differences, I point them out. A few words are spelt a bit differently, but that's easy to ignore (e.g. organise, instead of organize).

  • How long do I have access to the course for?

    You have 'lifetime' access. In other words, the course does not have an expiry date. You can repeat the course as many times as you like.

  • Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

    Yes, I offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. No questions asked.

  • Do I receive instant access on payment?

    Yes, you receive instant access when you pay online. If you would prefer to pay by direct debit, email me (details below) and I'll send you an invoice.

  • Will I receive a certificate at the end?

    You will receive a certificate of completion.

  • Does the price include Australian GST?

    The price is in Australian dollars and includes goods and services tax (GST). If you are an international buyer, contact me and I will refund the GST.

Contact

For more information, email Mary Morel.

Ph: 61 2 9365 7711



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