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Customised training for organisations

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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Seven key uses of the colon

Colons, like semicolons, are a sadly neglected punctuation mark. They deserve to have their versatility recognised and used far more widely. Unlike semicolons, which have two functions (see my earlier post on ‘What do I use a semicolon for?’), colons have a number of uses. Here are the seven main uses for a colon. The

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Full stop or question mark?

It seems quite simple: we use a full stop to end a sentence and a question mark to end a question. But sometimes it can be a bit tricky working out whether we are dealing with a question or statement. One category where writers often become confused is with indirect speech. If the sentence is

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Full stops and other shortened words (measurements, acronyms and initialisms)

Measurements There is a very simple rule with abbreviations for metric measurements: you never use a full stop with them. mm, cm, m, km ml, L g, kg, kJ ha (I have to confess that I don’t know what Americans do, but, on the whole, Americans don’t use the metric system, so it probably isn’t

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