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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

BIZ TALK

Using English for business purposes can be challenging. Typically speaking business English is more formal than the language used in everyday situations. However you need to consider not only the use of the language, but also the culture when using English in a business environment.

Writing for business is also a skill that often needs practice. Business writing requires formal language and also follows a particular style. It is important to pay attention to the common phrases and vocabulary that is used for business writing.

There are many websites that give information on writing business letters. These include common phrases that are used, the style that should be followed, as well as things to avoid, such as using acronyms. Check out some different sites for information about the newest writing etiquette.

If you would like more information on BIZ TALK, please email Doctor English with your questions at drenglish@vec.ca

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