SUMM 450
WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016
$225.00 CDN (includes course material)
Room 3000


If you find yourself occasionally confused by participles and gerunds, puzzled by dangling and squinting modifiers, and confounded by which and that or who and whom, this one-day workshop is for you. You will spend the morning reviewing the parts of speech, as well as phrases and clauses, punctuation, and sentence structure. The afternoon will be devoted to analyzing and correcting common errors.

Fundamentals of Grammar is an accompaniment to Copyediting and Proofreading (July 11-12), Punctuation and Mechanics (July 8), Secrets of Syntax (July 9), and Clear and Concise: Guidelines for Style (July 10).


Frances Peck is an editor and writer whose clients include government departments, agencies, and associations. She has taught editing and writing for two decades for the University of Ottawa, Douglas College, the Editors’ Association of Canada, SFU’s Writing and Communications Program, and many private clients. Peck is the author of Peck’s English Pointers, an online collection of language articles and quizzes; co-author of the popular HyperGrammar website; and a former columnist for the journal Language Update. She is a partner with West Coast Editorial Associates.