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Who or Whom?

The subject is who or what the sentence is about.  The trip to the office usually takes about an hour. The predicate is what the subject is or does. The trip to the ...

What Is Effective Business Writing? Does It Impact Me?

People use the term "Business Writing." Is there really such a thing? Isn't it just writing? Yes, there is such a thing, and we even have a Business Writing class....

Clear or Unclear Pronoun Usage (Especially when writing.)

We all use them!   (Pronouns, that is.) They are a way to shorten a sentence yet still get the point across. Pronouns refer to other words (called "antece...

Grammar Costs: The Price of (Un)Clear Communications

Grammar Costs Time and MONEY Some experts estimate that the US economy wastes $75 billion annually because of poor English skills. Others say that 80 percent of corporate...

Clear or Confusing Writing

CHALLENGE - Choose the correct pronoun: "Someone left (her/his or their) laptop in the Board Room." It's easy to make an error with pronoun agreement. In the Challe...

Whom Are You Going To Call?

Using Who or Whom when writing. WHO or WHOM? We all know that there’s a difference between when to use WHO or when to use WHOM. But could you ex...

Workplace Equal Rights & Feminism

Here are some interesting facts about women and men: Women earn approximately 77% of wages men earn for the same jobs. In politics and in the C-Suite, women have ...

How to Start a Speech

Preparing to communicate effectively (for example: Starting a Speech) means that it will take more time in preparation than it will in delivery. Just like in the pai...