New 8-Hour Punctuation & Grammar Seminar

Offered by Vitalee Giammalvo


A Quick Quiz: See if you can find the 10 punctuation errors in the following two sentences.

1. Julia who is a monogamist said, I’d like you to meet my husband Ralph.

2. John who is a polygamist said “I’d like to introduce you to my wife, Mary.

If you cannot find the 10 errors, you might want to sign up for a detail-oriented but interesting (I promise) Punctuation & Grammar Seminar. Then you will understand how a missing or misplaced comma conveys an erroneous idea—such as having two husbands or wives! Yikes!

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More About the Seminar

• 8 hours of seminar @ $70 per hr. = $560
(includes 6 hours of lessons and 2 hours of homework correction and e-mail communications)

• Payments can be made in two installments: one for $280 at the beginning of the seminar and the second payment of $280 at the end of the seminar

• You can complete the seminar in 3 to 10 weeks, depending on the amount of free time you have

• Flexible weekly telephone consultation days and times or in-person visits (Richmond, CA 94805)

• Correction of all your homework assignments

• Consultation targeted to improve certain key areas in punctuation and grammar

• All your questions answered!

TESTIMONIAL ABOUT THE SEMINAR:

In order to refine my writing and editing skills, I took Vitalee’s grammar and punctuation seminar and found it very instructive. I relearned numerous grammar and punctuation rules, which I had long forgotten, and received personalized guidance on how to continue to improve my writing and editing beyond the seminar.
                                    —P. H.

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS TO PUNCTUATION QUIZ
Vitalee Giammalvo

 

1. 5 errors: see corrections below

Julia , who is a monogamist , said , “ I’d like you to meet my husband , Ralph.

Without the comma after husband, she is no longer a monogamist (one husband); now she is a polygamist (several husbands).

2. 5 errors: see corrections below

John , who is a polygamist , said , “ I’d like to introduce you to my wife Mary.

By removing the comma after “wife,” you are saying that John is the polygamist. You could make other sentences, such as: His wife Mary is a doctor. His wife June is a CEO.
So with no commas, you are saying that there are various wives.

 

Conclusion:
Commas matter. Putting a comma in the wrong place can greatly change your meaning. You will learn more about this when you sign up for the Punctuation & Grammar Seminar!

 

 

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