Write with TASTE Blog
28 October 2010
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Word count: 335
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
How easy is it to understand your documents?
In Business Writing with TASTE, I mentioned two places to check a document’s readability. One is Microsoft Word’s ‘Spelling and Grammar’ tool. And the other one is at the Blue Centauri Consulting website.
(By the way, if you haven’t downloaded your free copy of …
21 October 2010
Today we’ll look at a common mistake using the word ‘captioned’.
A little bit of my English ‘history’
When we first moved from the US to Hong Kong in 1988, we had to learn two new forms of English: British English and Hong Kong Chinese English.
The British form was relatively easy to learn – mostly a few differences in vocabulary.
14 October 2010
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Word count: 480
Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes
Writing coach Daphne Grey-Grant recently interviewed Canadian writer and professor Ryan Knighton, the author of several books and movie screenplays.
Ryan was diagnosed with a progressive eye disease at the age of 18, and by his mid-30s he became completely blind. …
7 October 2010
Today’s grammar review covers the use of the word ‘besides’.
Besides has two primary uses: as a preposition and as an adverb.
Besides as preposition
We use besides to add new information to what is already known.
It has a meaning that is similar to these two phrases: in addition to and as well as.
Here are examples of the correct…