Grammar quiz again – fun with this ridiculous language, answers

And welcome back to our Grammar Quiz … following on from our earlier quiz this year with the questions here and the answers here. As I said last week, this one is slightly different in format and is based on an exercise we do in one of my workshops.

Grammar quiz again - fun with this ridiculous language, answersSo now, the answers to the quiz put up last week. I deliberately have avoided using any grammar jargon so anyone can get why some are wrong and some are right, without being flummoxed with pompous verbiage… [Read more…]

Grammar quiz again – fun with this ridiculous language, questions

Grammar quiz again - fun with this ridiculous language ... questions (answers next week)As everyone seemed to enjoy our last grammar quiz with questions here and answers here, I thought we’d try another one for fun.

This one is slightly different in format and is based on an exercise we do in one of my workshops.

Answers next week…so watch out for them.

In the meantime, by all means jot down what you feel are the correct sentences, in the comments section down below.

Read on, and good luck! [Read more…]

Business writing quiz: how many grammar questions can you get right?

The other day I was asked to do a workshop about business writing for some senior job seekers … and rather than give them a specific tutorial about grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax I thought it would be more fun to run a short quiz.Business writing quiz: how many grammar questions can you get right?
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Writing properly for business: why does it matter? Really?

Lots of experts tell you that it’s important to write properly for business. I am no exception.

Writing properly for business: why does it matter? Really?

It’s not just about pleasing the Grammar Fascists … writing properly for business wins you more credibility

In fact I am often accused of being a Grammar Fascist (Grammar Nazis have fallen foul of the Political Correctness Police, by the way) because I maintain that basic goofs in English are a no-no if you want to be taken seriously in business.

It’s not just for the obvious reasons why writing properly for business matters.

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Get to grips with grammar – 10 Quick Tips

Get to grips with grammar - 10 Quick TipsWelcome to this new series of 10 Quick Tips. This time we look at 10 quick ways to sharpen up your grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax and more… [Read more…]

20 top tips on how to write proper

write,proper,funny jokesMany thanks to my good friend Susie C. for inspiring these excellent top tips on how to write proper, so we writers don’t do the job badder than we normally do:

1. Always Avoid Annoying Alliteration.

2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. [Read more…]

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