Great grammar with the EAC

EAC-QAC Seminar: Grammar Fundamentals


Take this quick quiz:

  1. List and define the eight parts of speech.
  2. Explain the difference between a phrase and a clause.
  3. What’s a subject complement? An object complement? An appositive?
  4. Provide an example of an absolute phrase, a gerund phrase, a participial phrase. Which one always functions as an adjective? Which one is falling out of use?
  5. Explain the difference between a restrictive and a non-restrictive clause.

At sea? Then this seminar is for you. Whether your aim is to plug educational holes, to better apply the rules of grammar, or to impress your clients and colleagues, this seminar will cover all the grammatical terms and structures you need to know. Bring your pencils and prepare to parse!

Date: Friday, May 24, 2013

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


  • McGill University Faculty Club
  • 2340 McTavish, Montreal
  • Room: Old McGill, 3rd Floor


  • Early bird (On or before May 10):              
  • $ 80 for EAC student members
  • $ 150 for EAC members
  • $ 180 for related organizations and non-member students
  • $ 210 for non-members

After May 10

  • $ 90 for EAC student members
  • $ 180 for members
  • $ 210 for related organizations and non-member students
  • $ 240 for non-members

Frances Peck, an editor and writer, has been working with words for over 20 years. She teaches editing at Simon Fraser University and Douglas College, and gives workshops for EAC and other groups of editors, writers, and translators across Canada. She prepared the Canadian edition of The St. Martin’s Workbook, a grammar exercise book; co-authored the popular HyperGrammar website; wrote Peck’s English Pointers, an e-book available through the Language Portal of Canada; and writes a regular column for the journal Language Update. Frances lives in Vancouver and is a partner with West Coast Editorial Associates.

Send any questions to seminar coordinator Namita Kumar

REGISTER NOW! for Grammar Fundamentals

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