Business Grammar: The Mechanics of Writing


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Overview/Description
As you sit down to write your business messages, do you ever find yourself wondering whether a word should be capitalized or abbreviated? Or whether you should spell out a number rather than use a figure? Knowing the correct way to abbreviate, capitalize, and express numbers in your business messages goes a long way in helping you to present yourself as a reputable professional. This course presents the basic rules for using capital letters, abbreviations, and numbers. It covers abbreviations of titles, names, locations, and countries, as well as how to capitalize direct quotes, titles, names of organizations, and product names, among other elements. In addition, you will be introduced to the forms and uses of numbers with dates and time, money, fractions, and symbols.

Target Audience
Individuals who want to refresh or refine their basic business grammar skills for any kind of business writing, from e-mail and memos to reports and presentations

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

Business Grammar: The Mechanics of Writing

  • recognize how to use abbreviations correctly
  • recognize examples that use correct capitalization
  • recognize the correct use of numbers in given examples
  • Course Number:
    comm_20_a03_bs_enus