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More Common Business English Expressions

In this lesson, we’re going to explain the essential meanings behind eight more commonly-used business English expressions. As with last week’s lesson, this is just a small sample of the unique vocabulary of the English-speaking business world. If you need more help...

Common Business English Expressions

This week we’re going to unpack the meaning behind a dozen commonly-used business English expressions. As with all subcultures, the English-speaking business world has its own peculiar vocabulary, the meaning of which might not be obvious to non-native English...

Introduction to Collocations

Collocations are groups of two or more words that are commonly-used together. These groups of words are largely idiomatic. The “right” and “wrong” words to use in a given collocation have evolved through custom and usage as the English language itself has evolved....

Nonreversible Word Pairs

Certain English words, when paired together, are always written in the same order.  Native speakers learn these nonreversible word pairs through custom and usage.  They intuitively understand that certain word pairs sound “wrong” when their order is reversed. However,...

How to Close an Email or Letter

Recently we covered some common salutations for letters and emails, as well as which salutations are appropriate for business and which ones are best reserved for personal correspondence. In this English lesson, we’re going to address how to end an email or letter. As...