About This Course
You've mastered agreement; you know how to make a sentence parallel; pronouns give you no trouble. But do you know what a fused participle is, how to use the hortatory subjunctive or when you need a double genitive? The inner workings of grammar don't have to be a mystery. This Webinar delves deeply into the mechanics of English, so that when you encounter a sentence that "just doesn't sound right" you'll know why -- and you'll know how to fix it.
What Will I Learn:
- How to define five tricky "problem areas" of English
- How these constructions work
- How to identify mistakes in these areas
- How to fix mistakes or rewrite more clearly
Who Should Take this Course:
Writers, editors, students, teachers, reporters and those who are interested in improving their grammar.
Lisa McLendon runs the Bremner Editing Center at the University of Kansas journalism school, where she also teaches editing and grammar. She has previously worked as a copy editor and book reviewer at the Wichita (Kan.) Eagle and as a copy editor, designer and desk chief at the Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle.