Business English

Business English

Language: English

Pages: 504

ISBN: 1305499867

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Help students refresh and strengthen their language skills with the proven grammar instruction and extensive in-text and online resources found in BUSINESS ENGLISH, 12E by Mary Ellen Guffey and Carolyn Seefer. The market leader in grammar and mechanics since its first publication, BUSINESS ENGLISH uses a three-level approach to divide topics into manageable units and give you ultimate flexibility in your course. Now updated with contemporary examples of language use, this latest edition offers even more digital resources to ensure that students master key skills. Students complete Reinforcement Exercises where they receive the authors' feedback for every response. Packed with insights from more than 60 years of combined classroom experience, BUSINESS ENGLISH provides unparalleled support with a Instructor's Edition loaded with answers and ideas, as well as extensive PowerPoint slides ideal for both traditional and online environments, easy to organize, and valuable for students.













(more than one boss) A word of caution: Do NOT use apostrophes for nouns that simply show more than one of something. In the sentence These companies are opening new branches in the West, no apostrophes are required. The words companies and branches are plural; they are not possessive. In addition, be careful to avoid changing the spelling of singular nouns when making them possessive. For example, the secretary’s desk (meaning one secretary) is NOT spelled secretaries’. The guides for

ethnic references to include coverage of cultural, language, and religious references. • Added discussions to the FAQs about unconventional capitalization in company and product names. Chapter 18 • Reorganized the section on general rules for expressing numbers to improve clarity. • Added section about using commas in numbers. • Added a new section about international time and the 24-hour clock format. • Included marginal notes about number expression with temperatures and metric figures. • Added

your classmates. Discussion Topic 1: A magazine ad for BlackBerry wireless devices included the following headline: “Ask Someone Why They Love Their Blackberry.” Similarly, a magazine ad for James Hardie International, a manufacturer of building projects, included this heading: “Because no one ever wished they’d spent more time painting their house.” Both of these sentences include pronoun–antecedent disagreements, and similar disagreements appear in numerous print ads. Why do you think so many

police dog, police officers found the suspect hiding in the backyard. 7. a. Served on a vintage silver platter, the Smiths admired the roasted Thanksgiving turkey. b. Served on a vintage silver platter, the roasted Thanksgiving turkey was admired by the Smiths. 8. a. To complete the accounting equation, one must add liabilities to equity. b. To complete the accounting equation, it is necessary to add liabilities to equity. 9. a. To graduate early, you must take classes during the summer

over a century ago (in 1896 the bill was messaged over from the house). However, its recent use has been almost exclusively as a noun. Today, it is increasingly being used again as a verb. New uses of words usually become legitimate when the words fill a need and are immediately accepted. Some word uses, though, appear to be mere fads, such as The homeless child could not language her fears. Forcing the noun language to function as a verb is unnecessary since a good word already exists for the

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