Grammar 1: The Basics
Grammar 1: The Basics is an Intensive, meaning it happens in a short time span (1 day in NYC, or 2 days on Zoom). The course includes a mixture of lectures and exercises. It’s open to writers of any level. Farther down, you can view a syllabus for this course.
If you feel you’re solid with the basics of grammar, you may go straight to Grammar 2. If you’re in doubt about this, start with Grammar 1; it will be valuable even if some of it is review.
For companies interested in our Grammar program, see our Grammar brochure or visit our Corporate Classes page.
We teach grammar in a way that is intuitive and fun, rather than relying on terminology and rigid rules.
Do you panic when you punctuate? Does grammar make you say, “grrr!”
Grammar 1 teaches the basics of grammar, just enough so you won’t make errors that show you in a bad light. You’ll be amazed at how
quick quickly your competence and confidence will grow.
Do you aspire to be a grammar aficionado? The one everyone turns to for grammatical advice?
Grammar 2 teaches the picky (but important) details of grammar, and will show you how to manipulate your sentences and punctuation not just correctly, but artfully.
Both courses come with an invaluable reference guide, created exclusively for Gotham students.
I could never have imagined such an interesting and immersive class on grammar. Excellent!
This is not an English-as-second-language course. It’s fine if English is not your first language, but you must speak and write it fluently.
More Covid details
Friday May. 12 & Friday May. 19Zoom, 1pm – 4pm ET2-Day Intensive
Registration fee $25, paid once per term
This course gives an overview of the basics of good grammar. Course components:
Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs
- Pronoun Agreement
- Subject/Verb Agreement
Parts of Speech
- Parts of Speech
- Modifier Problems
- Subject and Predicate
- End Punctuation—period, exclamation, question mark
- Pause Punctuation—comma, semicolon
- More Pause Punctuation—parenthesis, dash, ellipsis
- Apostrophes—possessives, contractions
- Quotation Marks
Trouble Spots and Tricky Devils
- Commonly Confused Words
- Abbreviation, Capitalization
- Titles, Numbers
Steph Spector is an editor at Apple. She has provided editorial services for Grammarly, Indeed, Forbes Councils, and many others. She is the creative nonfiction editor of The Razor. She holds a BA from Roanoke College.Read more
is an editor at Apple. She has provided editorial services for Grammarly, Indeed, Forbes Councils, and many others. She is the creative nonfiction editor of The Razor. She holds a BA from Roanoke College.