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    academics and business documents

    What is the difference between academic documents and business documents? what are the similarities?

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    Re: academics and business documents

    Hello here is 'The French',

    For me academic refers more about school, business with money and deal but you live in America, why do you ask this question?

    Have a nice day.


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    Smile Re: academics and business documents

    Quote Originally Posted by rncherry View Post
    What is the difference between academic documents and business documents? what are the similarities?
    Academic documents have to do with education in general, though the term "academic document" would cover a wide range of such documents.

    Business documents, too, would cover a wide range of documents.

    Both types of documents typically employ the use of more formal language. However, whereas academic documents, I think, would be neutral relative to degrees of politeness and the expression of one's interpersonal skills, business correspondence - if that's what one means by "business documents" - would show more politeness as well as a writer's interpersonal skills through the manner in which he she communicates.

    It's good to keep in mind that these terms which you've asked about can cover a wide range. For instance, if we speak of business correspondence - formal letters and communications - then politeness with varying degress of deference to the reader comes into play. However, if we are talking about contracts and agreements, then the language is neutral in this area. A business document could be a purchase order or a letter of inquiry. Who knows? There are different types of documentation for different purposes. A letter of credit could be a business document, as well an accompanying packing list of the shipped goods. Those are two very different documents, but nonetheless business documents.

    That's my take on your question.


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