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Tell People When You Change Subject

Tell People When You Change Subject

Clearly explain when you change subject with phrases like “Now we will introduce the next proposal” or “We’ve discussed finance up to now. The next point in my speech will be production”. You can use expressions like these: Moving on to a different topic... Let's...

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Add One Adjective for Strength.

Add One Adjective for Strength.

When you write, only add one adjective in the part of the sentence you are interested in so as not to dilute meaning.     Say “The new product was built at the Riverdale Factory” if we want to say the product is new.   Say “The product was built in the...

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Build Words and Expand Your Vocabulary

Build Words and Expand Your Vocabulary

Build words and expand your vocabulary.   Word building is an easy way to improve your vocabulary. If you know one word, for example “time”, you can then build “timer” and “timely”. If you know “write” you can build “writer” and “writable”. And if you know “know”...

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What to Say When You Are Sure

What to Say When You Are Sure

What to say when you are sure Sometimes we are one hundred per cent sure that things will happen. How do we transmit this? We can use the auxiliary will, as in “It will rain.  Look at those dark clouds”. We can use the adverbs definitely, evidently, certainly,...

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