We spend a lot of time reading each day at work: emails, procedures, reports and updates. In an environment overloaded by the written word, our challenge is to keep our readers interested in our messa...
Many people feel they need to complicate their writing at work, particularly when writing to someone more senior in the organisation. Understanding some of the common myths around plain English writing may help explain why this is so.
Four traps to avoid when writing foreign words in English
When we speak or write English, we frequently use words borrowed from other languages. Some of these borrowed words have been in the English language for so long, we no longer think about where they came from. Did you know that some foreign words need to be italicised while others need a capital letter or diacritical marks when borrowing the word in English? Getting it wrong could result in an embarrassing misunderstanding.
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