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Troublesome Words and Phrases: Common Usage Mistakes in Writing

Troublesome Words and Phrases: Common Usage Mistakes in Writing


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Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
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Overview/Description
The many nuances and conventions in the English language make it diverse and interesting; however, when it comes to writing well, they can also cause some difficulties. For better writing skills, you must familiarize yourself with some of the most common errors of usage. In this course, you’ll learn how to use commonly confused words correctly, including word pairs that sound alike and those that have related meanings. You’ll explore often misused verbs – for example, affect and effect or apprise and appraise – that can impede professional business writing. You’ll also learn some idiomatic combinations of verbs and prepositions that can be confusing and will put your communication skills to the test.

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

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Troublesome Words and Phrases: Common Usage Mistakes in Writing

  • identify the correct use of words from similar sounding word pairs
  • recognize the correct way to use words with similar but not identical meanings
  • recognize the correct usage of commonly misused verbs
  • identify the correct way to use commonly misused terms
  • recognize the appropriate preposition to use in given examples
  • identify the correct way to use words in given examples
  • Course Number:
    acm_04_a06_bs_enus

    Expertise Level
    Everyone