English for Personal Assistants: The essential handbook for doing business internationally

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Springer, Dec 18, 2007 - Business & Economics - 223 pages
I = word/phrase usually in the initial position in a sentence M = word/phrase usually in the mid position in a sentence F = word/phrase usually in the final position in a sentence Inf = informal usage Appendix B Punctuation Punctuation in written English is used as a means of conveying your message clearly and unambiguously. Thefullstop has two main uses: To signify the end of a sentence, e.g., The European Union has faced a lot of oppositionfromsomepoliticalpartiesinallcountries.Thereisstillalongwaytogo beforeEuropeistrulyunited. To show that a word has been abbreviated, e.g.,Mr.,Dr., e.g., Remember to keep sentences in English short and simple otherwise it may be difficult for your reader to follow you. Thecomma is used in sentences to show a pause between sense groups of words, e.g., The car industry expanded in the eighties, slowed down in the nineties, and it is anybody’sguesswhatitwilldointhecomingdecade. The comma is also used to separate words in a list, e.g.,Thesteel,coal,chemical,and gasindustriesallfacealotofcompetitionfromtheFarEast. Commas are also used for non-defining relative clauses, e.g., The response, which came rather late, surprised everyone concerned. Remember that in defining relative clauses no commas are needed e.g., The item which you ordered is no longer in production. Commas are not generally used before linking words like or, but or then, e.g., The presentation was quite long but everyone listened with great concentration. Commas are, however, used after subclauses in front position, e.g.,Althoughinterestrateshave beenfalling,thereisnosignofanyrecoveryintheeconomy.
 

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Contents

Communicating with clarity
11
Bestpractice emails and working in multicultural teams
21
Building business relationships
32
Delegating
41
Speaking in chunks of meaning
49
Proposals and reports
58
Purpose sentence
64
Meetings
67
Writing CVs with impact covering letters and letters of reference
122
Conference invitations and requests for abstracts
131
Work anniversaries
137
Working out your Myers Briggs type
145
Appendix A Linking Words A Summary
157
Proofreaders marks
161
Appendix E Conditional forms in the English language
167
Delegating KEY
178

first draft
74
Apologising
82
Giving presentations with impact
89
43
91
Tips
95
Team building and givingreceiving feedback
99
Deadlines and Reminders
106
Saying no
113
Proposals and reports KEY
184
Writing promotional copy KEY
191
Giving presentations with impact KEY
197
Deadlines and reminders KEY
203
Writing CVs with impact covering letters and letters of reference KEY
209
Influencing strategies and tactics KEY
215
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About the author (2007)

Annie Broadhead is an English language teacher at a language school in Cambridge and a lead examiner at the University of Cambridge.
Ginni Light is a trainer in language, communication, and intercultural skills for major companies across Europe.
They have both published numerous books on English as the international language of business.

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