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    • Join Date: Apr 2010
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    How to find the appropriate words while writing

    i found difficulties finding appropriate words while writing. i have to write business letters also.
    I want to improve but don't know "HOW"?

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    Re: How to find the appropriate words while writing

    Hi and welcome to Using English.

    The best way to build your vocabulary is to read. If you need to write business letters, then read business-related magazines and articles. When you come across a word you don't know, look it up. Put a check mark next to it in the dictionary. If you find you are looking up the same word more than once, it's time to really learn that word. Write sentences using it to practice. You can post them there.

    Don't worry -- even experience writers will stare at the computer screen, struggling to come up with the right phrasing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

    • Join Date: Apr 2010
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    Re: How to find the appropriate words while writing

    Probably the easiest way to start writing letters is to have a list of cliches that are commonly used in business correspondence. If you look at any standard business letter, you'll find out that around 50% of it are set phrases. There are examples of such phrases in the Internet and there are special books teaching how to use them. Search the net and bookshops!

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