This is your chance —

The class you have been waiting for!

Knowing how the language works makes everything about punctuating and turning out a transcript easier. There is no question that grammar is where it all begins. Has it been a while since you have had a basic grammar class? Or did you ever have one?

In this 15-hour class, we will look at

  • Language elements (words, phrases, and clauses) and how they work
  • Verbs (person, number, tense, mood, and voice) and verb usage
  • Nouns and pronouns (how they function in the sentence, subject/verb agreement, pronoun case form) and noun and pronoun usage
  • Adjectives and adverbs (what they do and how they work) and common mistakes in their usage
  • Connecting words (prepositions and conjunctions)
  • Parts of speech

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We are delighted to see you here on This is the “all about good English” website. You are here because you care about grammar and punctuation, because you want to learn more, because you love a lively debate about where to put that comma or what that number form should be!

Maybe you are here to read the blog. We hope so; but whether you want to follow the blog, ask an English question, book Margie for a seminar, or buy the most definitive book in the court reporting field on punctuating the transcript, you have come to the right place.

Look around the site. Check out the book — a general description of how it’s organized, the table of contents, samples from some of the chapters — and the workbook — section samples, the table of contents, how it coordinates with the text. And with just a click of the mouse, you can place an order for the text, the workbook, or the combination.

Maybe you are interested in Word Pears, Pares, Pairs, 2,000 word pairs with parts of speech, definitions, examples of how the word is used, and idioms — another click of the mouse. And you might want to check out Practice Really DOES Make Perfect, a series of practice books to work on accuracy.

We look forward to your comments and questions and hope to see you one day soon at a convention or a seminar or online.

Happy punctuating!