by Jimenez, Jacques
A selective dictionary of the verbs that are -
¬ most often used in business English
¬ most essential for native and non-native speakers to use well An essential reference work for business people who are serious about their use of English in business settings. This slender, accessible book makes the 13 hardest-working English verbs available for practical use by anyone in the world who speaks, reads, or writes English in business. These workhorse verbs are worth learning above all for one simple reason - natural business English cannot be spoken or written for long without them. Native speakers need Workhorse English to get them back in touch with the plain, simple, lean, strong, natural core of their own language, especially as it is used in business. Here is a great practical way to get rid of the pompous language, meaningless jargon, and useless complexity that keeps creeping into business talk and writing. People who use English in business as a second or third language will need Workhorse English even more, simply to understand the essential meanings which their native-speaking business associates really want to get across in conversation and in writing. Native speakers use the thirteen tough little verbs automatically and accurately, with no intention of deceiving anyone. But non-native speakers easily trick themselves into misinterpretations and misunderstandings - and they don't even realize they are doing so. There's a strong chance that when that happens it's because the non-native speaker didn't have Workhorse English handy for quick reference. Workhorse English is by far the most practical collection on the market of these confusing verbs. It's the only readily available, quick way of finding out what these words mean, and it is the most reliable source for developing an active mastery of them as well. For good measure, the Workhorse English collection includes the next 50 or so most common similar verbs. Again, these verbs were selected over thousands of other candidates because they are are used often wherever business is conducted in English. This dictionary goes for the heart of the language, not just for verbs that might be used now and again.
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|Hardcover, ISBN 1891593013
Publisher: Helix Press, 1998
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