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    I have an exam to attend in june (banking sector) and in that exam i have to attempt english descriptive, it consists of Essay writing, Letter writing, Presis writing.
    I can work with letter and essay writing, but i have a problem with presis. i don't have a knowledge on that. I think the good thing would be to start from basics. So, Please help me!

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Thank you for the response!

    All i know that Presis is a summary of a long story or paragraph. but i want some tips, like how to write Presis, on what basis should we write it, should i write it how i understand it? can i add some information of my own in the Presis if i know the topic? and some general things like that.
    I searched about them but they are so complicated. If you could give me some examples that would be great, or else just enlighten me with some basics.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Presis

    Note the correct spelling of precis, which need not be capitalised every time you write it.

    Click here to read more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visheshreddy View Post
    All i know that Presis is a summary of a long story or paragraph. but i want some tips, like how to write Presis, on what basis should we write it, should i write it how i understand it? can i add some information of my own in the Presis if i know the topic? and some general things like that.
    A precis is a summary of a larger passage. We can't teach you here how to summarise. There are numerous pages on the web - search for "How to write a precis"
    You've asked some specific questions that can be answered here:
    On what basis should we write it? On the basis on which it has been requested of you, or, if it's for your own purposes, you write it in a manner that is most useful to you, to remember the information, or use later, etc.
    Should I write it how I understand it? Yes
    Can I add information? No

    Feel free to ask other specific questions. But once you work out what a precis is, and the purposes for which they are used, the answers should be clear.

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    Default Re: Presis

    This is nothing to do with how to write a précis but remember to always capitalise the word "I" in written English.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Thank you!

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    Thank you! Should I capitalise "I" even in the middle of a sentence? I thought it should be done at the starting of a sentence.

    example-All "i" know that Presis is a summary of a long story or paragraph. but "i" want some tips.
    Is this wrong?

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    Thank you! and sure I'll ask some more questions if I have any doubts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visheshreddy View Post
    Thank you! Should I capitalise "I" even in the middle of a sentence?
    What? You mean like the rest of us do? Like you'll find in any English book/newspaper/article that you care to open? Yes.

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