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Check, Check, and Check Again! Proofreading Habits That Make You Smarter

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Feb, 17


By Priyadarshini Mahendran Writing an email to an important client? Preparing a report with the sales numbers? Sending a memo out to your team? Did you check for errors before sending it out? You definitely should; You do not want them reading a text full of errors. Whether you are writing an article, an email, a report or a memo, ensuring that your text is free from error is vital. The spell-check option in Word will definitely help, but it isn’t foolproof. This is when […]

To Count on Someone or Not To Count Someone in? What’s the Right Phrase?

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Feb, 17


By Priyadarshini Mahendran To count on someone To count in someone Trust on me Are these phrases correct? What do they mean? Trust on me – Incorrect To count on somebody – Correct To count in somebody – Incorrect There is no a phrase such as trust on me in the English language. However, here are two phrases that convey the same intention but are used in different contexts: Trust me –  use this phrase to tell another person that they can trust you or […]

Difference Between ‘In Future’ and ‘In the Future’

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Jan, 17


By Priyadarshini Mahendran Both these phrases have been used interchangeably and contrary to what you might think, there is a subtle difference between the two. According to American English, there isn’t really a difference. But in British English, interchanging the two phrases completely changes the meaning of the sentence. ‘In future’ means ‘from now and forever’. It is used when you intend to change, either a habit, behaviour or practice starting immediately and to show consistent change. It is also used to voice disapproval of […]

Is Prepone an Actual Word?

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Jan, 17


By Priyadarshini Mahendran Are you nodding and saying yes? Think again. It isn’t. Yes, really. (Google quickly!) “Prepone” is an Indian English word that has come about to explain an event that has been brought forward to an earlier time or date. It is used so often, as the opposite to postpone, that it’s almost legit. Examples of its usage: They preponed the last date for submitting applications. The deadline for the delivery has been preponed to the 15th of this month. Ragavan has preponed […]

How To Use Simple and Compound Sentences in Business Emails

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Jan, 17


  by Priyadarshini Mahendran Simple sentences are just that – ‘simple’. They consist of a subject and a predicate. The subject is the person, place, thing or idea in a sentence that is doing or being something. The predicate explains what the subject is doing in the sentence. The predicate contains a verb. Ex: Ramanathan came late to work.  Subject          +       predicate. Simple sentences are also called independent clauses as they make complete sense on their own. Simple, right? Compound sentences, on the other hand, […]

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