From Test Words You Should
The English language is a complex one
and we, as a society, tend to be lazy when it comes to language.
This is not necessarily a bad thing. This way of speaking gives our
language color and flavor. However, laziness and colloquialisms
(look it up if you need to; it's in the main body of the text!)
have no place in formal essays. If you are writing for the SAT or
the GRE, the testers expect you to be able to write the way the
language is supposed to be used, not the way it is used in
This appendix will address some of the
more common mistakes made with both words and grammar. Perhaps these
are not the mistakes you make. You should still be aware of them and
let them be a guide to help you figure out what mistakes you might
is more complex than ever. No longer is the business world only the domain of large corporations and Fortune 500 companies. With the
explosion of the internet, home-based retail and late-night
infomercials, it seems everyone has their own business. The
evolution of business has led, inexorably, to the evolution of the
language of business. Priorities are shifting; concepts are
expanding. A whole new language is developing.
You Should Know addresses the language of the marketplace by
explaining words and concepts in easy to understand definitions. If
your company is located on the top floor on Wall Street or a spare
bedroom on Main Street, the goal is the same: success. With the
language clarified and the concepts clearly stated, success is easier
to achieve. No longer will your staff struggle to understand a
concept or find themselves misunderstanding each other. 10X
change is no longer an obscure concept but a real, definable,
achievable goal. The annual report will never be confused
with the 10Q report and the necessity of both, unquestioned.
Designed to be used
as a reference for an entire department or a single student, Business
Words You Should Know can become one of the most valuable tools
in any business person's library. The twenty-two different
categories of business focused on in the book range from business
literacy to vision, ensuring that in whatever stage of business you find yourself, the information you need is at your fingertips.
Corporate America is changing rapidly. Business Words You Should
Know is your guide for keeping pace.