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Some of the words just sent a letter, to.Some words of usage, foreigners are often confused.How much do you use for?
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I'm particularly paranoid about writing.One example is: I will take a long time to decide is to use or disappearance of the who.(sometimes in order to guarantee the correctness of words, I will even to write a new sentence.)
The correctness of the words is very important.If there is a typo on your resume, that there is no doubt that your resume will be thrown into the trash can.Like a wrong character, not using the right word will misinterpret your intention.
Whatever you feel unfair, this is a fact.Therefore, this article is to help you avoid the happening of the tragedy.
Advise is not the same as the pronunciation of advice not only in Advise (s pronunciation is z), and Advise is a verb, the advice is a noun.
When you with advice, advice is your advice to others (whether they have accepted).
So, don't say 'Thank you for the advise "(Thank you for your advice I).If you want to euphemism refused to others' advice, can say "I advise you not to bore me with your advice in the future" (I suggest you don't take your advice to bother me again).
If you are still difficult to separate them, every word that will be read aloud, so you can easily know which one is right.Don't say "I advice you to...." (I advice you to do).
Recently I heard a man who is in charge of public relations said "(Acme Industries) provides the penultimate value - added services for discerning professionals." (ie, Acme Industries to provide high quality requirements of the crowd the penultimate quality of service).
I'm afraid you can blurt out this sentence, don't know the real meaning of it.
Ultimate meaning is the best, the final or last.The meaning of the Penultimate is the Penultimate.
Penultimate did not mean the second best.And I think my friend the pr is not to say they provide a second-rate service.(maybe she just think penultimate sounds great.)
In addition, you also need to carefully use the ultimate.You or your product is very good?It is hard to want to achieve that level.
3、Well and Good
Parents with children[microblogging]With a good many times.
"You did good, honey, You're doing great! My dear)"
This than You say "You did well, honey, You do well, my dear)" more convenient.But it does not mean that good is the right word.
Good is an adjective.If you get the job done, then you do the good work.Well is an adverb, it describes how something is done.You can do your job well, You can do your job.
Is difficult when you describe your health or emotional state."I don 't feel well (I'm not feeling well)", this words: no problem.
There are a lot of people (including myself) said "I don 't feel good" (I'm not feeling well.On the other hand, you can say "I don 't feel good about how he treated me" (I'm not great) his attitude to me.But no one will say "I don 't feel well about how I' m treated" (I'm not great) his attitude to me.
Is it round?
If You praise an employee and talk about his/her accomplishments, You could say "You did a good job." (your work very well).If You mean the performance of the staff, You can say "You did $well." (your performance is very good)
And if you want to use good, then replace with great!Because the children praise is more worthwhile.
If and been always swap between them.If you use the scene of the answer is "yes" or "no", then two words can be mixed.
"I wonder been Jim will finish the project on time" or "I wonder if Jim will finish the project on time".But been sounds more formal, so think about your audience before said and what you want to express meaning.
Tough is when certain circumstances is not the answer.Such as the following:
"Let me know been Marcia needs a projector for the meeting" (Let me know whether Marcia is to use the projector in the meeting)
This sentence is not a condition problem, as whether Marcia projector, you all want to get an answer.
But if this sentence with the if, it won't be the same."Let me know if Marcia needs a projector for the meeting" (if Marcia need to use the projector in the meeting, please Let me know)
This sentence is a premise, that is to say, if Marcia need a projector, please let me know.Otherwise, no.
When your sentence including a "condition", if must be used."If you hit your or target, I" l l happens your bonus "(If you arrived in your monthly target, I will improve your bonus.)There are demands, is to reach the monthly target, increase the bonus is the result.
"Been you are able to hit your or the target is totally up to you" (you are not up to your monthly goal completely on your own) "there is no condition assumptions (unless you want your employees to know that if they didn't reach the goal, then you are probably going to get fired.)
5、Stationary and Stationery
Although the two words is only one letter difference, but the meaning is different.
Stationery, Stationery, Stationery) is used for writing.Such as business equipment, like printed at the beginning of the letter and the envelope.But the meaning of Stationary is Stationary, is an adjective.
6、Award and Reward
Award prizes.Musician won the Grammy Awards (Grammy allow).Car companies won J.D. Power (J.D. Power allow).Staff won monthly best worker (Employee of the Month allow).Award is you win a game or competition prizes.
The Reward is for your effort, achievement, hard work, and you the Reward of virtue.Reward is sales incentives, bonuses, is a new user to get the most employees provide a free trip.
When your staff won industrial or civil allow, you should be happy, and should reward them in order to help your company grow and hard work and dedication.
7、Sympathy and Empathy
He (compassion) is you understand other people's feelings."I am very sorry for your loss" means that you understand people are experiencing grief and you know the reality.
And Empathy (Empathy) is your ability to stand on the position of someone else's view they are now going through, and realize their feelings.At least in part because you have seen these things before.
The difference is huge.He is passive, empathy is active.Sympathisers and sympathizers are not equal, the relationship between sympathizers because just think by sympathizers is poor.Empathy is to think of themselves as others, put yourself in the consider the feelings of others and understand other people, so equal, at least in the emotional.
Know the difference between he and empathy, then using the difference, you will have a big impact on the lives of others.
There is a Brene Brown video, will speak the difference between the two is clear: how empathy to promote people's contact, and he makes people apart.
Criterion is a principle or a standard.If you have more than one standard, they are the criteria.
But if you want to make sure with accurate, you just say standard, rule, or benchmark.However, when you have a lot of article, or a lot of standards, use the criteria.
9、Mute and Moot
Imagine.mute as you the button on the remote control.It means not to talk or unable to speak.In the United States, the moot is meaningless things.A moot point can be imaginary or even academic.In the UK, moot can also refer to the controversial, questionable, or public discussion.
So if you're going to listed companies, but the company's performance has declined, so the idea of public debate (moot).And if you decided, then no longer discuss listed, it means that the topic always dusty (.mute).
10、Peak and Peek
Peak is the highest point, the climbers tried to reach mount Everest.And Peek means fast browsing, mainly before officially launched a new product to the customer first, to promote reached its peak at the time of sale.
Occasionally, a salesman may say "peak your interest" or "peek your interest", but in fact these two words are wrong, because this is what you
want to use is pique (excited), but pique also has the meaning of "disturbed", but the hope is that a mean of marketing personnel.
11、Aggressive and Enthusiastic
Aggressive is a very common business adjectives: Aggressive sales force, Aggressive earnings forecasts, bold for product promotion.But, unfortunately, Aggressive means Aggressive, ready to attack at the same time, or excessive pursuit of goals, etc.
So are you going to "aggressive" sales force?
, of course, most people are used to express their meaning in aggressive, in their hearts, probably just means that the efforts to the promotion, and they don't think it's what's wrong.
But some people may not see it that way.So consider using enthusiastic, eager, committed, dedicated, and even passionate words said enthusiasm.
12、Then and Than
Then refers to the time."Let's end of the deal, then (then) we come back to celebrate!"
Is because the celebrations after selling, so then is correct.
Then also often and if, the if - Then the statement: "if we are not allowed to be to the office, Then we will not be able to complete the deal."
And it comes to compare."Landing customers than on customer B has A higher income, or" our sales team is more than its competitors is committed to build customer relationship ".
13、Evoke and Invoke
To evoke means that arouse your attention, an unusual smell may arouse the long-lost memory.And Invoke means hope for help, funding, or perhaps more powerful force.
So when you are doing marketing, expand branding, you want to provoke (evoke) potential customer specific emotions.But if consumers not, instead, you'll just have to pray for wealth (invoke) help.
14、Continuously and Continually
The two words are from the root of "continue" (continue), but they have very different meaning.
Continuously means never end.Just as you want you to help your employees continues to develop, because you don't want to see their stagnant.