Write with TASTE Blog
30 September 2010
Total words: 660
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
Image by woodleywonderworks
Why am I talking about listening on a business writing blog?
Actually, this is the next post in a series about building your vocabulary. Two weeks ago we talked about choosing words that are worth learning. Today I’ll discuss two types of meaning: literal and implied. …
23 September 2010
Today’s grammar review covers the use of the indefinite article (a/an) with nouns, adjectives or adverbs.
You already know this ‘rule’, right?
If a noun, adjective or adverb begins with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u), you should use the indefinite article ‘an’ before it. If it begins with a consonant (all the other letters of the alphabet), you should use the indefinite article ‘a’.
16 September 2010
Word count: 650
Estimated reading time: 6-8 minutes
Increasing your English vocabulary is essential if you work in an international business. A larger vocabulary gives you the benefit of a broader, deeper understanding of the language, and it gives you the ability to express yourself in a more sophisticated style.
There are many ways to increase your vocabulary. …
9 September 2010
Today’s grammar review covers common mistakes in the use of the following:
-all ready & already
-all together & altogether
-all right & alright
Find the mistakes
Which sentence in each pair below is correct – A or B?
1A. We’re already to go camping next weekend.
1B. We’re all ready to go camping next weekend.
2A. We all ready went camping last weekend.
2 September 2010
Photo by sm4rtus. Used with permission.
Word count: 490
Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes
‘The gap between ignorance and knowledge is much smaller
than the gap between knowledge and action.’
This quote reminds me of how much people already know about English grammar – and how so many don’t put that knowledge into action. …