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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...
The Wonders of WHICH

The Wonders of WHICH

In my last blog, I tried to sort out the uses of THAT, WHO or WHICH for relative clauses in English. All three can be used to add more information about the people or things who, which or that we are speaking about, but whereas THAT is a little bit basic and needs to...
Relatively Speaking

Relatively Speaking

You might be asking what we are relatively speaking about, which is a fair question. In this blog, I want to start looking at relative clauses, like the one I stuck onto the end of the previous sentences with a which and the one I’m making now without bothering to put...

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