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When should I email?

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Aug, 13


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A few years ago when I was working in a large corporation, I found one morning that the internet was not working. Luckily for me, the head of IT walked in and I told him that I had no internet connection. His quick reply was, ‘please send me an email’. Email dependency is increasing, but we need to ask if it is always the correct tool to communicate all information. No doubt, it is the fastest, easiest and least time consuming of all communication tools. […]

Let’s meet ‘coming’ Wednesday!

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Jul, 13


Please do the needful

This is one expression that I have heard so often that I am worried I might use it myself! I really don’t know if this is an Indian ‘thing’, or to be more specific a South Indian ‘thing’. Perhaps, you can help me with that. If you are from other parts of India, let me know if this is common in your region too. ‘Coming Wednesday’ is used to mean ‘Wednesday of this week’ (this Wednesday). Most participants in my training class will ask me […]

Sorry, I can’t able to…

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Jul, 13


Sorry, I can’t able to

“I can’t able to come to work tomorrow.” Is this sentence right? If you are unsure, you should read the rest of this blog. It’s as simple as a pie! Can (or can’t) and able mean the same – the ability to do something. So, if you use both the words together, it’s like saying the same thing twice. So, either say able or say can / can’t. I can’t come to work tomorrow / I can come to work tomorrow. Or I won’t be able to come to work tomorrow / I will be […]

few vs. a few

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Jul, 13


few vs a few

“I have few challenges with completing this project”. Or Maybe it should be, “I have a few challenges with completing this project”. Confused when to use ‘few’ or ‘a few’? Well, let’s put a stop to it. When you say ‘few’, you mean not enough. Look at the sentences below: Although she has lived here for five years, she has few friends. We have few hours left to complete the task. There are few issues left that need to be sorted. In all these sentences the meaning of ‘few’ […]

How to Write Effective Subject Lines.

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Jul, 13


How to Write Effective Subject Lines

When you pick up the newspaper in the morning, what do you read first? News articles? Advertisements? Headlines? Headlines get your attention first because they are compelling and give you a gist of the news – prompting you to read on or move on to other more interesting headlines. Let’s see what is in a headline that makes us read them first. 1. Headlines don’t really bother about long sentences and grammar. They omit unnecessary details and focus on the outcome. A subject line should […]

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