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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, e-books, information sheets, activity sheets and quizzes. This course has two e-books: Punctuation Guide and Grammar Guide. You can download these e-books for future reference.

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

Improve your grammar

with Mary Morel

A better understanding of grammar and punctuation will help you write with more confidence.

You may wish to learn more about grammar and punctuation to avoid embarrassing mistakes, such as putting apostrophes in the wrong place. I guarantee you will make fewer mistakes once you've completed this course.

But you will also learn much more than that. When you have a deeper understanding of how language works, your writing will be clearer and more precise.

This self-paced course is suitable for anyone in the workplace who wishes to improve their writing.

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

What you'll learn

  • Grammar rules

    The first part of this course looks at grammar. After you've brushed up on grammar terms, the course covers common grammar mistakes, such as pronoun problems and agreement issues.

    Language isn't static, so the course also looks at what grammar rules have changed. You may discover that not everything you learnt at school is true today.

  • How to punctuate well

    Punctuation mistakes are common. Often punctuation mistakes are just irritating, but sometimes they matter. For example, a misplaced comma can completely change the meaning of a sentence.

    You'll learn punctuation rules, such as how to use apostrophes, when to use hyphens, how to use commas for clarity and the difference between colons and semicolons.

  • Use modern styles

    The third part of this course looks at usage, which is all about styles. You'll learn the modern styles for initial capitals, bulleted lists, dates and measurement, spacing and more.

    There's no universal agreement about some styles, so you need to choose styles wisely and use them consistently. The course recommends some useful style guides.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

    • Download e-books and glossary

    • Useful website references

  • 2

    Grammar introduction

    • Grammar introduction

  • 3

    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)

  • 4

    Common grammar issues

    • Common grammar issues

    • Agreement (video)

    • Agreement (quiz)

    • Parallelism (video)

    • Parallelism (quiz)

    • Active and passive voice (video)

    • Active and passive voice (quiz)

    • Pronoun problems (video)

    • Pronoun problems (quiz)

  • 5

    Grammar myths and changing times

    • Grammar myths

    • Grammar myths (video)

    • Grammar myths quiz

    • The times they are a-changing

    • The times they are a-changing (video)

    • The times they are a-changing (quiz)

  • 6

    Punctuation introduction

    • Punctuation introduction

  • 7

    Abbreviations, ampersands and apostrophes

    • Abbreviations

    • Abbreviations (quiz)

    • Ampersands

    • Ampersands (quiz)

    • Apostrophes

    • Apostrophes (video)

    • Apostrophes (quiz)

  • 8

    Capitals, colons and semicolons, and commas

    • Capitals, colons and semicolons, and commas

    • Capitalisation

    • Capitals (quiz)

    • Semicolons (video)

    • Colons and semicolons (quiz)

    • Commas (video)

    • Comma (quiz)

  • 9

    Dashes, ellipses, exclamation marks and full stops

    • Dashes, ellipses, exclamation marks and full stops

    • Dashes

    • Ellipses

    • Exclamation marks

    • Full stops

  • 10

    Hyphens and parentheses

    • Hyphens

    • Hyphens (video)

    • Hyphens (quiz)

    • Parentheses (brackets)

  • 11

    Question marks and quotation marks

    • Question marks

    • Question marks (quiz)

    • Quotation marks

    • Quotation marks (quiz)

  • 12

    Usage (styles)

    • Usage introduction

    • Font and alignment

    • Bold, underlining and italics

    • Dates, measurement, money and numbers

    • Dates, measurement, money and numbers (video)

    • Dates, measurement, money and numbers (quiz)

    • Lists

    • Lists (quiz)

    • Spacing

  • 13

    Revision and next steps

    • Introduction

    • Revision (quiz 1)

    • Revision (quiz 2)

    • Evaluation

    • Next steps


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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?

    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 7-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).


For more information, email Mary Morel.

Ph: +61 400 686 600