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Plain2013 Creating Clarity with Grammar L Comerford

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Taking the Grrr out of Grammar - Creating Clarity with Grammar, Linda Comerford, Comerford Consulting, US

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Plain2013 Creating Clarity with Grammar L Comerford

  1. 1. Taking the “Grr” out of Grammar
  2. 2. Pre-Quiz: Taking the “Grr” out of Grammar I ___ 1. Our customers value our dedication, and want us to handle their upcoming event. I ___ 2. Failing to wear your badge at work could effect our security rating. ___ 3. If you have any further questions about the claim form, please contact your agent, I an attorney, or myself. I ___ 4. The reports contain updated figures, however, they still need to be verified. ___ 5. Please let me know by April 15th if my taxes will be ready for the accountant. I ___ 6. Because our clients needed these files last week, we should mark them “Urgent”. I ___ 7. The supply clerk will be buying more pens, pencils and paper for us. I ___ 8. All the CSR’s in the customer service area receive over 100 calls a day. I ___ 9. Our public relations employees are responsible for writing press releases, I correcting grammar errors, plus the verification of the content. I ___ 10. The meeting on August 7, 2008 will be held in our Chicago, Illinois location. I ___ 11. When you enter loan interest, please ensure it’s accuracy for our clients. I ___ 12. The requirements of this project is causing us to work longer hours than usual. ___ 13. We have wrote a new policy for placing our callers on hold. I ___ 14. Time management is a priority, we simply cannot overstate how important it is. I ___ 15. To be competitive, companies must offer their employees benefits such as I insurance, vacations, and pensions. Which are very expensive to provide.
  3. 3. Improper Sentence Structure Compound Sentences
  4. 4. Coordinating Conjunctions , , , , , , , for and nor but or yet so
  5. 5. Compound Sentences 1. Linda teaches grammar skills, and she especially enjoys doing so with great groups like you. 2. Linda teaches grammar skills; she especially enjoys doing so with great groups like you. 3. Linda teaches grammar skills; furthermore, she especially enjoys doing so with great groups like you.
  6. 6. Conjunctive Adverbs ; consequently, ; furthermore, ; however, ; indeed, ; in fact, ; moreover, ; nevertheless, ; then, ; therefore, ; thus,
  7. 7. Compound Sentences 5 Errors and Fixes
  8. 8. Comma Splice Error and Fix  Linda teaches grammar skills, however, she would rather be anywhere else with TFHs.  Linda teaches grammar skills; however, she would rather be anywhere else with TFHs.
  9. 9. Unnecessary Semicolon Error and Fix  Linda teaches grammar skills. She would; however, rather be anywhere else with TFHs.  Linda teaches grammar skills. She would, however, rather be anywhere else with TFHs.
  10. 10. Run-on Error  Linda teaches grammar skills she would rather be anywhere else with TFHs.
  11. 11. 4 Run-on Fixes Linda teaches grammar     skills, skills; skills; skills. but she she however, she She would rather be anywhere else with TFHs.
  12. 12. Unnecessary Comma Error and Fix  Linda teaches grammar skills, but would rather be anywhere else with TFHs.  Linda teaches grammar skills but would rather be anywhere else with TFHs.
  13. 13. Missing Comma Error and Fix  Linda teaches grammar skills but she would rather be anywhere else with TFHs.  Linda teaches grammar skills, but she would rather be anywhere else with TFHs.
  14. 14. Does Punctuation Really Matter? Dear John, I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we’re apart. I can be forever happy— will you let me be yours? Gloria
  15. 15. Yes, It Really Matters! Dear John: I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we’re apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be? Yours, Gloria

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