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The Nine Parts of Speech

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The Nine Parts of Speech

<p>Anyone who wants to draft good sentences has to know the building blocks of the English language. We decide on the ‘content’ parts of speech – nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs; link

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Anyone who wants to draft good sentences has to know the building blocks of the English language. We decide on the ‘content’ parts of speech – nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs; link them with conjunctions, connectives and prepositions; and add emphasis by using interjections. Discover easy ways to solve the common problems that professional writers and editors encounter. We systematically study each part of speech and complete three exercises.


Please bring a blue, red and green pen; a pencil; an eraser; and ruled paper.


NOTE: There will be short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and a break for lunch – lunch is NOT included.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Making ‘peace’ or ‘war’ with the reader. The standard marks used in hard-copy editing. A summary of the nine parts of speech. The common problems and solutions. Subject, verb/s and predicate
  • Nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Adjectives
  • Verbs, including tense, and active and passive voice
  • Adverbs
  • Conjunctions
  • Connectives
  • Prepositions
  • Interjections
  • Exercises for practising how to correctly use the parts of speech and for consolidating your understanding of the elements the tutor addresses during the course


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to do as follows:

  1. Identify and manipulate the nine parts of speech or ‘building blocks’ of English.
  2. Justify editorial corrections to their own and other people’s writing.
  3. Apply easy ways to solve common problems that professional writers and editors encounter.