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    better english

    I feel comfortable with my English not that i would be good for a talk show host but enough to get around . My question is that my vocabulary are limited to a degree, what can I do to be able to speak more sophisticated and intelligent like in a business world....

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    Re: better english

    We get questions like this all the time.

    There is no magic potion or spell that will suddenly make someone fluent in another language. If there were, we'd all be seamlessly multilingual. It takes time and hard work.

    Read articles in newspapers and magazine written for the audience you would like to feel comfortable speaking with. Read Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, for example. (Note that the WSJ uses very sophisticated vocabulary and I have to turn to a dictionary from time to time there too.)

    Remember that English and the pronoun I are always capitalized.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-Aug-2013 at 09:21. Reason: Typo correction
    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.

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