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Punctuation in Business Writing

Punctuation in Business Writing
The trouble with punctuation is that there are very few rules, so you are largely left to make up your own mind. What rules we do have for punctuation are rather unclear, and not... Readmore...
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Robber Tries to Hold up Closed Bank

Robber Tries to Hold up Closed Bank
A robber chose the wrong day of the week to rob a bank. Turning up on an early closing day, the bank staff were more amused than afraid when they saw the man with a mask banging... Readmore...
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Talking About Where you Live

Talking About Where you Live
Having a conversation about where you live or come from is often an effective way of introducing yourself to another person, and also of getting to know more about them. In a... Readmore...
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The Language of Credit

The Language of Credit
In today’s world, living without credit cards is almost impossible. We need them to buy airplane tickets, rent cars, and shop online. But credit cards in most western... Readmore...
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From the Editor: Improving Your Vocabulary

From the Editor: Improving Your Vocabulary
Dear Tania I have been studying English for six and a half years in a Hong Kong government school. I think my problem in English is my poor vocabulary for comprehension as I... Readmore...
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The Business Writer's Handbook

The Business Writer's Handbook
This eighth edition of The Business Writer's Handbook consists of nearly 700 pages written with both business students and professionals in mind. The book focuses on helping... Readmore...
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Simplified English Jokes

Simplified English Jokes
A man goes to the doctor and says, “Doctor, wherever I touch, it hurts.” The doctor asks, “What do you mean?” The man says, “When I touch my... Readmore...
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Business English Grammar and Usage Test

Business English Grammar and Usage Test
The Learning Centre includes many business English tests. Business English tests differ from standard English tests in that they focus on English as it is used in the workplace,... Readmore...
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