If you want to be a pro at English grammar, you need to have basic grammatical skills. Instead of just being important for the examinations that test the subject, grammatical skills are also relevant in the way you communicate to others. In fact, spellings are more important for written tests and evaluations. If you are into a job that requires business writing to be done, you should be specific about the cases that require using words like ‘allot’, ‘a lot’ and ‘a lot’.
For instance you are typing a paper, and you write the word ‘alot’. There is a little red line that appears, but you are clueless about whether you should choose ‘a lot’ or ‘allot’.
This is a word that means ‘to divide’, ‘accord’, ‘administer’, ‘dispense’, ‘distribute’ or ‘give out’. Here’s an example of using the word in a sentence: “They allotted six square feet space per family”. You must have guessed by now that the word ‘allot’ is used to refer to divide, apportion or grant something. “The raffle tickets were allotted to the class”.
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Many people have a belief that when it comes to business communication it is not very important to maintain correct grammar. But that is not the truth. Even in business communication it is important that you use the right grammar at the right place. This is because the business communication which you send to your clients tells a lot about your educational background. If the communication which you make with the clients reveals that you do not have a proper educational background the chances are high that you will not be taken seriously. In the recent years the importance of written communication has increased with the emergence of e-mails and web pages. Thus it can be said that an organization which has employees who are expert in written communication has a competitive edge over other organizations.
In the first place you need to find out whether the correspondence which you make is error free. But spelling check and usage of correct grammar has become easier with the emergence of computers. But sometimes your writing might be such that it shows that you are really slack and disinterested. Never should you have such an appr... Read more...
Suppose you have been burdened with the work of marking up a document. What would you do then? I think you have no other way than to use the proofreader’s specific marks. Nowadays the use of proofreading on the hard copy is a rare mater, still if you have to do it for your own sake or to edit some writing of someone you have to be too cautious to use the marks in a very standard fashion.
It seems that if someone reads and you proofread it is beer for you. You may locate the mistakes when someone reads it aloud. Your eyes may miss the mistakes but your ears can never prove wrong. Generally the proofreader’s marks are used in publishing houses and the world of business.
When you proofread you must take care of some things that are available at hand:
*a pencil or a red pen
*the matter that you have to proofread
*the list where the marks are inscribed
Actually a pen with red ink or a pencil is necessary to highlight the wrongs on the white sheet of paper. In his way you can highlight the wrongs to the writer or the man who i... Read more...
English is the part and parcel of the modern life. It can be told with full throated ease that if you don’t have any knowledge of writing and oral English you are sure to suffer in all sectors particularly in the business sector so to say. Now the question that may haunt you- how can you grab English in a perfect way, especially when you are interested to expand your business globally in this vibrant period of globalization? I may offer you some basic tips that would help you to be honed in the perfect manner.
Where ever you step foot in you have no other way than to speak English. The only other way left is to learn the language of the country with which you try to tie your bond .But it is not very easy to learn a foreign language very quickly. Hence there is no option than to learn English quite well in its all forms, grammatical and literary so that you express your ideas quite well and make the people understand what they want. You can not but dodge the matter that the language of the Globalization is nothing but the great English language.
You may raise the question- why should you learn English not French o... Read more...