Grammar for normal people

Filling in the grammar gaps left over from school

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There’s nothing like a bit of bad grammar to undo a powerful message. And there’s nothing like the fear of grammar police to make you forget where to put an apostrophe.

This half-day workshop will remind you of a few grammar rules, let you know which ones you can break, and give you a go at testing yourself, too.

Who’s it for?

Chances are, it’s been a while since you’ve studied grammar (or you were never taught it at all). And it’s also likely you don’t want to go back to school for a refresher course. This half-day workshop is a dose of grammar for normal people. It’s for people who write every day at work and sometimes ask themselves if it’s okay to start a sentence with ‘And…’ And let’s face it: who hasn’t?

What’s it about?

We’ll separate grammar rules from myths. We’ll work our way through different grammatical minefields. Punctuation, the passive voice and split infinitives are just a few on the list; we’ll work out what’s right and what’s not for each. At the end of the session, we’ll test you, too (but you can keep your score to yourself, this isn’t school).

What will I get out of it?

Next time you sit down to do a piece of writing you’ll:

How long is it?

Half a day.

How do I book?

If you’d like us to run a workshop for your team, drop us a line at thewriteracademy@thewriter.com or give us a call in the UK on +44 (0) 20 7940 7540, or call us in the US on + 1 646 517 2988. It costs £2,500 in the UK and $4000 in the US. We highly recommend workshops of no more than 12 people.