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Essentials of English

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Apr 16 - Apr 20, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1399 O
Jun 11 - Jun 15, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1399 O
Aug 20 - Aug 24, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1399 O
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Course overview

Gain greater confidence in your writing skills by developing a solid, practical foundation in proper English usage. Master subject-verb agreement, plural and possessive forms, and forms of verbs and pronouns. Become familiar with trends in grammar and usage.

This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Personal Property Management.This course aligns with the following Department of Defense leadership competency:Written Communication (Lead Self) Hours 30

Who should attend?

Everyone, including non-native English speakers, who need to gain a solid, practical foundation in English language rules and practice in correct construction and usage.

Learning outcomes

  • Use grammatical forms appropriately
  • Refer to critical writing rules to avoid errors
  • Apply the rules of subject-verb agreement
  • Recognize and use the correct forms of verbs and pronouns
  • Apply the rules of punctuation and use them skillfully
  • Enhance your ability to take on new writing assignments business forms, reports, instructions and documents.

Course outline

Syllabus -- Essentials of English, ENGL7000D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one of five

  • Using sentences
    • Lesson I - The sentence
    • Lesson II - Two kinds of sentences
    • Lesson III - Complex sentences

  • Verbs
    • Lesson I - Being verbs
    • Lesson II - Action verbs and verb phrases
    • Lesson III - Verb tense
    • Lesson IV - Subject and verb agreement
    • Lesson V - Contractions

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Day two of five

  • Nouns
    • Lesson I - Common, proper, and collective nouns
    • Lesson II - Plural nouns
    • Lesson III - Possessive nouns
    • Lesson IV - Uses of nouns
    • Lesson V - Nouns used as objects

  • Pronouns
    • Lesson I - Kinds of pronouns
    • Lesson II - Relative pronouns
    • Lesson III - Demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
    • Lesson IV - Indefinite pronouns
    • Lesson V - Intensive and reflexive pronouns

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Day three of five

  • Adjectives and adverbs
    • Lesson I - Adjectives
    • Lesson II - Adverbs
    • Lesson III - Comparison of adjectives and adverbs

  • Prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections
    • Lesson: How prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections are used

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Day four of five

  • Punctuation
    • Lesson I: Punctuation marks
    • Lesson II: Using commas
    • Lesson III: Using semicolons, colons, dashes, and apostrophes
    • Lesson IV: Using quotation marks

  • Capitalization
    • Lesson: Using capitalization

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Day five of five

  • Introduction to correct usage
    • Lesson I: Often confused words
    • Lesson II: Often misused words and phrases
    • Lesson III: Unnecessary, superfluous, and inaccurate words and phrases

  • Vocabulary and Spelling
    • Lesson I: Synonyms
    • Lesson II: Antonyms
    • Lesson III: Homonyms
    • Lesson IV: Spelling rules

  • Review

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