Online Class: Punctuation and Grammar 101

This self-paced course will help you learn what you need to polish your grammar and punctuation skills. Punctuation and Grammar 101 is divided into two subjects which focus on grammar and punctuation topics.

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Course Description

Do you need a refresher course in basic punctuation and grammar?  Is your business writing, school writing or personal writing a disaster and you're tired of stressing over mistakes?  Improper grammar and punctuation is a sign for some people, right or wrong, that you may be less educated or less intelligent.
Your writing reflects more about your personality than you realize: it reflects your attention to detail, your education and how you think.  Even the most basic writing -- like thank-you notes and emails -- can be sabotaged by just one grammatical error.  In the business world, this can give clients the impression that you aren't careful.  If your work is as sloppy as your writing, you aren't the person they want to hire or promote.
This online punctuation and grammar course will help you learn what you need to polish your grammar and punctuation skills to academic and professional levels. Punctuation and Grammar 101 is divided into two subjects which focus on grammar and punctuation topics. At the end of each lesson will be a brief quiz and/or assignment based on the lesson material.  Your knowledgeable and caring instructor will review and grade all work and you can ask questions anytime.

Isn't it time to finally master the critical writing skills of grammar and punctuation? So join us today. As always, you can attend this course at the times that fit your schedule. Our system requires no special software or hardware, so why not enroll today and become informed and inspired?
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  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Introduction to Grammar Section

Introduction to this course. Grammar topics will be discussed in lessons 1-7. 1 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Rate Your Grammar Skills; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introductions

Subject and Predicate

This lesson defines what a subject and predicate is and when to use singular or plural verbs. Additional lesson topics: Identifying the Subject and Predicate Exercise 31 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 4 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exercise: Subject Verb Agreement
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exercise: Subject and Predicate Agreement
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Nouns and Pronouns

This lesson defines nouns and the different forms of pronouns. Additional lesson topics: Pronoun Central; Pronoun Exercises 46 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Pronoun Use
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Using the Correct Pronoun
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Pronoun Substitution
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Find the Subject Noun
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Verb Tenses

This lesson discusses the three main tenses of verbs and their sub-categories. Additional lesson topics: Verb Tense Exercises 32 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 10 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exercise: Find the Verb
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exercise: Simple Present Verb Tenses
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Common Irregular Verbs

This is a list of some of the most common irregular verbs and their tenses. Additional lesson topics: Extensive List of Irregular Verbs 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 9 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exercise: Irregular Verbs

Adjectives and Adverbs

This lesson defines what adjectives and adverbs are and the different degrees of each. 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exercise: Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exercise: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

This lesson gives examples of how prepositions are used and a list of the most common prepositions. Additional lesson topics: Additional Examples of Prepositional and other types Phrases 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7097.pdf
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exercise: Identify the Preposition
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

The Clause

This lesson defines clauses and the difference between a subordinate and an independent clause. Additional lesson topics: Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses; Subordinate Clause 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Introduction to Punctuation Section

Topics on Punctuation will be displayed in lessons 9-15. Additional lesson topics: Punctuation 2 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Rate Your Punctuation Skills
  • Complete Assignment: Your Current Punctuation Skills

Periods and Other End Stops

This lesson describes the different kinds of end stops (period, question mark, exclamation point) to put on a sentence and how and when to use periods in abbreviations. Additional lesson topics: The Proper Use Of The Period and Other End Marks 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exercise: Sentence Punctuation
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam


This lesson explains how and when to use commas and when to put them in clauses and phrases. 24 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-Grammar_Punctuation_Wk_4.pdf
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exercise: Comma Usage
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam


This lesson explains the proper use of apostrophes and how to make a word possessive, individual or joint. Additional lesson topics: The Apostrophe 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exercise: Using Apostrophes
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Colons and Semicolons

This lesson describes how to properly use colons and semicolons in a sentence. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam


This lesson describes the proper use of hyphens in words. Additional lesson topics: How to Use Hyphens in Your Writing 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exercise: Hyphen Usage
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Quotation Marks

This lesson describes the correct usage of quotation marks for dialogue, quotations, and titles. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review 4 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam

Additional Writing Resources

This lesson has additional writing resources for your review. 98 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts; Course Comments; Final Course Survey; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: FINAL EXAM
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define, recognize, and correctly use the subject and predicate.
  • Define, recognize, and correctly use nouns and pronouns.
  • Define, recognize, and correctly use verb tenses.
  • Identify common irregular verbs.
  • Define, recognize, and correctly use adjectives and adverbs.
  • Define, recognize, and correctly use prepositions and prepositional phrases.
  • Identify the clause.
  • Define, recognize, and correctly use periods, commas, apostrophes, colons, semicolons, hyphens, question marks, and quotation marks.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Punctuation and Grammar 101
Course Number: 57700122
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (5,092 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: July 2022
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: April Graves
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $80.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This course was very helpful in understanding the proper use of grammar and punctuation. Grammar and punctuation seemed too complex and a little scary for me. However, taking this course has simplified the different concepts behind proper grammar and punctuation use. Overall, this course was great, and I would recommend it to others!" -- Ann J.
  • "Daphnee S was very much available for discussion of the class lessons, informative on topics, and overall very helpful in my review of punctuation and grammar." -- Shirley a. A.
  • "I enjoyed taking this course. It took about three weeks to complete around a busy work schedule and home life. The content was thorough, and I appreciated that. Thank you." -- Ashley T.
  • "The instructor was very prompt with grading and left encouraging comments. She did a great job." -- Pierce N.
  • "Thank you for your time and dedication to offer this grammar course." -- Mayra M.
  • "She is a great teacher and I learned a lot from both the class and the instructor." -- Nadine D.
  • "I really enjoyed this class and learned (relearned) some things that I didn't remember. Thank you!" -- Lisa G.
  • "Please keep up the good work, I really enjoyed this course a lot." -- Laci S.
  • "Everything was helpful! This just gave me a refreshed mind for grammar." -- Michelle M.
  • "She is very good and seems kind and committed." -- Mischwa M.
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