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How to Use Singular They

by Mary Cullen on Tue, Nov 21, 2017

"The employee believed their safety could not be guaranteed."

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Topics: Business Grammar

What is the Difference Between Compliment and Complement?

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Tue, Sep 26, 2017

 

Compliment vs. Complement

The confusion between these two words is so common! There are a few of reasons for this:

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Topics: Business Grammar

A Beginner's Guide to Using Nominalizations in Business Writing

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

As businesses become more international, so must our writing. Most of the time, good business writing skills transfer very well to global audiences, but there is some confusing vocabulary that global business writers should try to avoid.

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Topics: Business Grammar

Idioms & Phrasal Verbs in English Business Writing [common mistakes]

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Tue, Feb 7, 2017

As businesses become more international, so must our writing. Most of the time, good business writing skills transfer very well to global audiences, but there are some confusing verbs that global business writers should try to avoid. These are called phrasal verbs. 

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How to Use Adverbs to Express Time [English Business Writing]

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Jan 23, 2017

As businesses become more international, so must our business writing. Fortunately, good business writing skills transfer very well to global audiences, but there is some confusing grammar that global business writers need to watch.

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Topics: Business Grammar

Inanimate Possessives: two days’ time or two days time?

by Mary Cullen on Sun, Jan 22, 2017

A WISE CLIENT BUSINESS GRAMMAR QUESTION: “There was always one grammatical mix up for me, and I would like your advice on it. Do we write: I will finish in a week’s time or in a weeks time? In two days’ time or in two days time?”

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Topics: Business Grammar

How to Use i.e. and e.g. Correctly in Business Writing

by Mary Cullen on Thu, Jan 19, 2017

A client in a business writing course asked if the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. were interchangeable. They are not. Each has a specific meaning and use.

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Effective Global Business Writing Skills: Avoid Complicated Grammar

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Jan 16, 2017

As with all business writing, you want to be clear and to the point. Convey your message as simply as possible and move on. For a global audience, you don’t want to use complicated or challenging grammatical structures. Instead, it is better to write short, clear sentences with simple grammatical structures. For example, the following two sentences:

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6 Tips when Writing for a Global Audience

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Tue, Jan 10, 2017

As businesses become more international, so must our writing. Fortunately, good business writing skills transfer very well to global audiences. Here are a few helpful tips for writing for a global audience:

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Business Grammar: Pronoun Antecedent Errors

by Mary Cullen on Tue, Dec 20, 2016

This paragraph contains an error. Find and correct it:
On July 28, managers presented second quarter sales reports. Greg Cavalos and Daniel Stein discussed the customer service issues that caused the sales decline. Evan Dupont addressed Greg and Daniel’s report, and I agree with him.

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Topics: Business Grammar