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Are you worried about misplaced apostrophes or other errors in your organisation's communications? Let me provide training tailored to your staff, using examples and exercises from your organisation's publications to reduce embarrassment.

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Choose from one-day refresher and intensive courses designed to expand on the English syllabus delivered at your school or longer comprehensive courses at a convenient inner north-west or south-eastern location.

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Grammar Boot Camp

Are grammar errors holding you back in work or study? Are punctuation errors putting followers off your blog?
From apostrophes to zeugma, refresh, raise and reboot your grammatical skills and communications confidence.
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Verbs: ‘coulda, woulda, shoulda’ – modal or conditional verbs

Coulda, woulda, shoulda While the ‘being’ and ‘having’ words (the verbs to be and to have) function as the main auxiliaries with verbs, forming different variations of tense and aspect, there is another subgroup of verbs that work with main verbs to show different meanings. These words are also classified as auxiiliary verbs, but differentiated

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Nouns: mass and count, and the less–fewer issue

Mass or count? In this stunning photograph, we use two nouns to describe what we can see: we see two penguins on ice. And these two nouns demonstrate the final way nouns can be divided: into count nouns and mass nouns.  Count nouns are also sometimes called unit nouns (in that unhelpful way in English

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Nouns: Proper nouns and common nouns – and capital letters

Proper or common? Of queens, receptionists and capital letters One useful way to split up the infinite number of nouns is to divide them into common and proper nouns. It is a useful division, because proper nouns are a very strange group of nouns: in several ways, they have quite different characteristics from all other

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