Saturday, September 16, 2017

20 Words to Avoid in Business Writing

When writing/reading business English in Malaysia, we often come across words and phrases that actually don't give an impact in the whole text. Sometimes they seem like it's directly translated from Malay to English, etc. Often, sentences are needlessly long and flowery. 

According to David Hirst (2010), these are a few of the key words and phrases that we really should throw away in the linguistic dustbin: 

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