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URL: http://dobattad.blogspot.com/
Site Description: Free online workshop in creating effective business and social letters, communications, and memos.
Date Joined: Sep 14, 2011

Tags: letters, business, memos, communications, writing


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Spelling Correctly - Part I
on Mar 16, 2012 in Spelling Correctly Correct spelling is a matter of personal pride. Misspelled words not only reflect discredit to the writer or typist but surely betray a certain weakness of character - laziness or indifference. Either you are certain of the correct spelling...



Commonly Misused Words and Phrases - End Part
on Nov 27, 2011 in Misused Words and Phrases Unique. A thing is neither unique or not unique. Do not say, "more unique," "most unique," or "less unique."United States. The definite article the should always precede this proper noun, which is singular when it refers to the nation and plural when...



Commonly Misused Words and Phrases - Part VII
on Sep 27, 2011 in Misused Words and Phrases Rarely, ever. Ever is superfluous. " He rarely rides in a plane."Real. Do not use real for very. Real is an adjective; very is an adverb.Incorrect: It is a real pretty picture.Correct: It is a very pretty picture.Remember of. Of is superfluous.&...



Commonly Misused Words and Phrases - Part VI
on Sep 19, 2011 in Misused Words and Phrases Of. Do not use in place of have in such combination as could have, would have, should have, may have, and the like.Avoid the redundant usage of the word of in such phrases as beside of, off of, taste of, feel of, and similar expressions.Off. Never us...



Commonly Misused Words and Phrases - Part V
on Sep 12, 2011 in Misused Words and Phrases Kind, sort. Kind and sort are singular. Singular: This (or that) kind (or sort) of car is a Toyota.Plural: These (or those) kinds (or sorts) of flowers are roses.Kind of, sort of. Colloquialisms when used in place of such adverbs as somewhat, so...



Commonly Misused Words and Phrases - Part IV
on Sep 6, 2011 in Misused Words and Phrases Feature. Feature means a prominent or distinctive quality or attribute. The word should not be used to refer to commonplace qualities.Incorrect: Turret-top bodies, non-shatterable glass, and improved hydraulic brakes are features of our new...



Commonly Misused Words and Phrases - Part III
on Aug 29, 2011 in Misused Words and Phrases Data, memoranda, phenomena, strata, criteria, analyses. Foreign words such as these are plural. Notice particularly the spelling of each. Data is never used in the singular.Correct: These (Not this) data are (Not is) reliable.Correct: Distribute...



Commonly Misused Words and Phrases - Part II
on Aug 13, 2011 in Misused Words and Phrases Let us continue with our lesson on Commonly Misused Words and Phrases:Balance, remainder. Balance in bookkeeping refers to the difference between the debit and credit sides of a ledger. It should not be misused for remainder, which means somethi...



Commonly Misused Words and Phrases - Part I
on Jul 30, 2011 in Misused Words and Phrases Certain words are often incorrectly used because of confusion resulting from similarity with other words in spelling or in meaning. The following deserve careful attention:A, am. Although a is regularly used before words beginning with a consona...



Trite Words and Phrases - Part III
on Jul 15, 2011 in Trite Words and Phrases Kind favor, or kind order. Be wary of this word kind. It may be used successfully in some business letters, but not every letter or order is kind.Line. Do not use in place of merchandise or line of goods.Poor: Our salesman, Mr. Ocampo, will glad...



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