Business English

Verbosity wastes time and diminishes comprehension.

Use shorter versions of words and phrases:

Enclosed please find—Here’s

According to our records—We find

At an early date/At your earliest conveniences—Soon/Now

In the amount of—For

In the event of—If

In as much as—Since/Because

In our opinion—We believe

Etc, etc., etc.

–How to Think on your feet and Say What You

Mean—Effectively Communi-Vu, New York


Dr. Larry day is a retired J-School professor turned humor writer. His book, Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia is available for purchase via his website:

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