Course: Modern punctuation


Punctuation errors can annoy readers and even damage business relationships. Learn how to avoid most of the common errors, and stop worrying about punctuation.

Many English punctuation guidelines differ between countries, industries and organizations. To clarify these, we give international punctuation guidelines.

Course contents

  1. The general principles behind all punctuation
  2. The correct use of apostrophes and quote marks
  3. The correct use of full stops and commas
  4. How to use colons, semicolons, dots and dashes
  5. Conventions for using capital letters, underlining and italics. 

How this course works

Audience: Business and government staff; staff with English as a second language; graduates.

Pre-requisite: None, apart from a computer and internet access.

Qualification: Short course: PDF Certificate when you pass the test. CPD credit: one hour.

Time and place: Distance learning. Start any time. Study online: your place, your pace.

Duration: About one hour's study. You can access the course for 60 days from the time you first log in.

Related courses: The Certificate in Business Writing includes this plain English course.

Contented has a 100% money back guarantee for CPD Certificate in Business Writing

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