Business Grammar: Common Usage Errors


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Overview/Description
When do you use who's or whose? And when should you choose less rather than fewer? Understanding the subtle variations in meanings of such words – ones that are often misused or confused – is important if you want to write clearly and professionally. This course describes how to use commonly confused words correctly, including word pairs that sound alike and those that have related meanings. It also covers verbs that are often misused – for example, affect and effect or apprise and appraise. In addition, the course reviews some idiomatic combinations of verbs and prepositions that can be confusing.

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: Common Usage Errors

  • correctly use commonly confused word pairs
  • recognize the correct usage of commonly misused verbs and other words
  • recognize the appropriate idiomatic expression to use in given sentences
  • Course Number:
    comm_20_a06_bs_enus