Learn English Punctuation
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Learn English Punctuation

Master the rules of Punctuation
4.5 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,131 students enrolled
Created by Sri .
Last updated 7/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write and communicate effectively.
  • Use the right punctuation marks wherever neccessary.
  • Easily master punctuation and its rules.
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Requirements
  • Students should know basic English.
Description

When we speak English, we have all sorts of things we can use to make our meaning clear: stress, intonation, rhythm, pauses — even, if all else fails, repeating what we've said. When we write, however, we can't use any of these devices, and the work that they do in speech must be almost entirely handled by punctuation. Consequently, written English has developed a conventional system of punctuation which is consistent and sensible: every punctuation mark has one or more particular jobs to do, and every one should be used always and only to do those jobs. If your reader has to wade through your strange punctuation, he/she will have trouble following your meaning; at worst, she may be genuinely unable to understand what you've written. If you think I'm exaggerating, consider the following string of words, and try to decide what it's supposed to mean:

We had one problem only Janet knew we faced bankruptcy

Have you decided? Now consider this string again with differing punctuation:

We had one problem: only Janet knew we faced bankruptcy.

We had one problem only: Janet knew we faced bankruptcy.

We had one problem only, Janet knew: we faced bankruptcy.

We had one problem only Janet knew we faced: bankruptcy.

Are you satisfied that all four of these have completely different meanings? If so, perhaps you have some inkling of how badly you can confuse your reader by punctuating poorly. What is the reader supposed to make of some feeble effort like this?

*We had one problem only, Janet knew we faced bankruptcy.

Bad punctuation does not require an enormous effort to put right. If you work carefully through this course, then, providing you think carefully about what you're writing as you write it, you will undoubtedly find that your punctuation has improved a great deal. Your readers will thank you for it ever after.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for those who want to improve writing skills.
  • This course will help those who fear punctuation and grammar.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Why you should take the course?
1 Lecture 04:37
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Rules and Logic of Punctuation
5 Lectures 39:38
The Semicolon
10:18

The Comma
14:24


The Apostrophe
05:19

The Dash
04:12
About the Instructor
Sri .
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Sri has 5 years of teaching experience where she helped several students to get rid of their fear and in developing an interest for the subject. 

Her aim is to provide students a good learning experience and help them to reach their goals in different subjects. She wants all her students to be highly successful in whatever dream they pursue and strives to work towards making this possible.