Grammar Plus

Grammar Plus: understanding the verb tenses in legal writing

The Grammar Plus course is dubbed “grammar plus”, but it could also be called “verb plus” or the “heart of the sentence” programme. The goal is to improve a Dutch lawyer’s ability to correct a verb-tense error at the core of a legal sentence. We look not just at all the verb tenses, but at many of the tense-related conventions in legal writing. This course will be useful to any Dutch-speaking legal professional who is not really sure about English verb tenses or would simply like an overview or a refresher.

“Every letter you send is a commentary on you—your degree of professionalism and care, and perhaps also your knowledge, taste, discernment, discretion, and tact.” — Bryan Garner