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Please, Thanks and Sorry

Please, Thanks and Sorry

Please, Thanks and sorry are very important in ours lives. The words above are all seasoned veterans of those “most powerful word in the English language” memes that often appear on LinkedIn. This might be a slight exaggeration (the words “paid with thanks” have...
How to Lose Friends and Upset People

How to Lose Friends and Upset People

How to Lose Friends and Upset People? Do you know it? Have you ever been offended by a business mail or text message? If not, you’re either lucky with your clients or you have a thicker skin than me. I know we English are a little sensitive about these things, but...
Writing English for Business

Writing English for Business

How formal is too formal? In my last blog, I explained the classic format taught to me as a young dinosaur for writing “transactional” mail. We learned to break it down into three parts: first, the reason for writing, followed by details and finally, what you want...
How to write a Business E-Mail

How to write a Business E-Mail

5 tips to write a Business E-Mail Do you want to know how to write a Business E-Mail? A lot of my professional students are asking to focus their English classes on writing lately. There’s something about an email that makes you feel more exposed and vulnerable than...
Phrasal Verbs: A Breakdown of DOWN

Phrasal Verbs: A Breakdown of DOWN

Back in October last year, I wrote a couple of blogs about phrasal verbs with UP as an example of how you can attack phrasals by focussing on the preposition (or particle), not the verb. I ended by promising to write a similar analysis of DOWN in my next blog, and...
False friends que debes conocer

False friends que debes conocer

Sabemos que mucha de la gramática que estudiamos en inglés puede tener una dificultad más elevada que otra. Este es el caso de los falsos amigos o también conocidos como false friends. Los false friends, ¿De qué tratan? Solemos relacionar palabras inglesas con las...

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