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English grammar in context

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Please note: This is course is due to be archived on Wednesday 21st December. You can study the course up until this date. For learners who have completed the course, the Statement of Participation will remain in your learner records in your OpenLearn profile.


What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English grammar in context, looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications (both written and spoken). This OpenLearn course will help you to see how language is intertwined with both describing a view of the world and interacting with others in that world.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the differences between spoken and written English
  • Understand the factors that influence use of grammar and vocabulary in speech and writing
  • Understand the different ways in which grammar has been described.

First Published: 10/08/2012

Updated: 25/05/2017

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