Improve your grammar

Half price until site closes 30 June

Enrol before it's too late.

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 who wishes to learn more about grammar and improve their writing.

If you do this course and then wish to learn about punctuation and usage as well, you can upgrade to the Grammar, Punctuation and Usage course. Just email me and I will give you a coupon code so you receive a discount.

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

All Online Writing Training courses will close on 31 July 2024 – register now so you don't miss out.

How you will learn

A variety of learning methods

All my courses are straightforward and easy to use. Yes, some topics are complex, but I explain concepts simply and clearly and this course is chunked into small, manageable sections.

The learning tools include videos, an e-book (Grammar Guide), information sheets, activity sheets and quizzes.

Although this course is self-paced, you are welcome to email me for help or more information.

A variety of learning methods

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


    • 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 (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


in Australian dollars

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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.


  • 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?

    All Online Writing Training courses will close on 30 June 2024. Please make sure you download any material you wish to keep before that date.

  • 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.


For more information, email Mary Morel.

Ph: +61 400 686 600