Three Quests for Errors

Are you feeling smart and alert today? Test yourself in the three short passages below. Each “Error Quest” has just one error. Find and correct it. Error Quest 1: Since you asked, this is RoAnn’s and my suggestion: We believe…

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Since vs. Because [Are They Interchangeable?]

According to the APA Style Blog, “since” and “because” have specific meanings and should not be interchanged:

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Are You Envious–or Jealous?

Envious? Jealous? Do you use these words interchangeably? Or do you make a distinction between them? Test your understanding by filling in these blanks: I am _______________ of my neighbors’ gorgeous backyard. Rob feels _______________ when he sees Carlos talking…

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Why Rejection Hurts So Much — and What to Do about It

"Psychologist Guy Winch shares some practical tips for soothing the sting of rejection."

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An Unimpressive Message From My Dentist

I want the best in dentistry–not business writing–from my dentist. But I’m still disappointed when I receive a pointless, error-filled email like the one below. In it, I have changed the name of the dental practice to “Your Favorite Dentist.”…

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Can Your Writing Pass This Test? Take It to Find Out

"It's easy to fall into bad writing habits at work. Sometimes it's because we are racing. Sometimes it's because we have read enough swollen sentences, obscure acronyms, and endless messages to lower our standards. And sometimes we write on autopilot," writes Lynn Gaertner-Johnston (photo, left) in a piece at at her blog – BusinessWritingBlog.com.

"Let's find out if your writing passes a test."

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Personal, Tangible Greetings: Why and When to Send Them

When is the last time you sent a card or note to a business associate? If it’s that long, read on for a nudge and some inspiration. The Case for Tangible Messages Thousands of unread messages fill my email inbox,…

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More Help Understanding Native English: 19 Super Common Word Pairs That Reduce

"GONNA, COULDA, HAFTA, LOTSA- what??? Another reason native speakers can be hard to understand is we combine common word pairs- ALL the time! In this lesson, you will learn about 19 of these SUPER common word pairs. Knowing these everyday reductions can help you sound more natural and native in your spoken English and will also be HUGELY helpful when trying to understand native speakers!"

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Why the Future of Social Media Will Depend on Artificial Intelligence

Social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn must use AI (Artificial Intelligence) to make sense of the sea of human data coming at them. So, you can say, future of social media really depends upon AI.

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Why Managers Don’t Listen (Poor Listener Syndrome): and the Cures!

"Actually, it’s not just managers that don’t listen – it’s also employees, husbands, wives, kids, students, teachers, and just about human being with two ears. However, this is a management and leadership resource, so we’ll stick with listening in the context of a management skill," writes Dan McCarthy (photo, left) at his website.

"So if listening is such an important management skill and it’s an ability we were born with, why do so many managers get feedback that say they are poor listeners? That’s an issue I’ve explored with several managers when I review their 360 assessment results. Here are the seven most frequent reasons, and a prescription for each cause: . . ."

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