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Using the Parts of Speech


Effective business writing is one of the most important communication skills in the workplace today. By writing well, using clear sentences and correct grammar, you can ensure your message is communicated to and understood by your intended audience. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true – poorly structured sentences can not only cause confusion, but may also damage your reputation. In this course, you’ll learn about the fundamental elements for better writing – the parts of speech. These are the building blocks of sentences, so learning about them can help you skillfully combine words into meaningful sentences. This course describes the eight parts of speech and shows how to use them effectively and correctly.

Lesson Objectives

  • identify the parts of speech in a given sentence

  • recognize the correct use of nouns in given sentences

  • identify correct use of perfect and progressive tenses

  • recognize how modal verbs are being used in given sentences

  • distinguish between active and passive voice

  • recognize the correct use of adjectives and adverbs in given sentences

  • recognize how to use the parts of speech

Expected Duration (hours)

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