In today’s busy world of e-mails, instant messages, and texting, it may seem a bit nitpicky or even “old school” to discuss the importance of proper English language usage. But while the informal style we use when communicating with friends and family does have its place, that place is not the workplace. The ability to write and speak correctly is so important to a business career that you’ll find you will become more successful as you improve your communication skills.
Many common words and phrases cause confusion for even the most experienced writers. Will these challenging words “affect” or “effect” how others perceive you in the workplace? Read on to find out.
The following 10 frequently misused words (adapted from Administrative Assistant’s and Secretary’s Handbook, third Edition, by James Stroman, Kevin Wilson, and Jennifer Wauson (AMACOM) can flummox any writer. How many do you use correctly?
Watch Your Language Usage!
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