Home Contact us
Plain Words - the Documentation and Training People

Plain Words – the Documentation and Training People

Course list FAQs Self-study Webinars Schedule About Us
Book a webinar, Cost £525

Punctuation Essentials Webinar

This live and interactive webinar lasts 60 minutes so it’s easy to fit this into your working day. Without leaving your desk you’ll be able to engage with an expert in English grammar and punctuation from the UK’s leader in this field.

Each participant receives a guide that contains valuable information to help you apply what you have learnt to your writing. It also contains exercises, complete with model answers to inspire you.

By the end of this webinar, you will know how to:

1. Apostrophes: getting them wrong is the quickest way to look ignorant

Apostrophes have two main functions and one minor one that has mostly disappeared. Using Plain Words’ Foolproof Apostrophe Flowchart, you will practise lots of examples and become confident of avoiding the most frequent mistakes – and even a few obscure ones.

2. Commas: essential or just verbal tripping hazards?

If you just put in commas where you need to breathe, your documents will be rather random and irregular. Commas make meaning clearer by separating pieces of information. However, we don’t use as many of them as we used to. When can you leave the comma out and when must you include it?

3. End on a good note

Full stops, question marks and exclamation marks end sentences, but they can be mis-used. Modern business writing no longer uses full stops to show abbreviations. Should you leave out question marks if you are, in effect, giving an order? And why should you avoid exclamation marks?

4. Make your text look smarter

Sometimes, a comma isn’t enough. But colons and semi-colons are not always interchangeable. Learn their specific functions and make your text look smarter by practising some simple examples.

For more details or to book a Punctuation Essentials Webinar either call us or email

To find information on our other webinars please click here

Book Now!

For details of timetabled courses, see the schedule.

To reserve your places you can book on-line, book a private course or call us on +44 (0)844 445 7743.

©2004-2011 Plain WordsBusiness Writing Skills Trainingweb design and coding by hairydog


Valid HTML 5!Valid CSS!

Plain Words Ltd

The Documentation &
Training People™

tel +44 (0)1235 60 30 22

Business Writing Bulletin

Subscribe to our free 6-weekly bulletin for hints, tips, views and news to help keep your business writing current, clear and concise.

Test Yourself

Try our new spelling test.