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    What is the difference between English and business English?

    General English focuses more on the day to day conversation and involves the use of basic vocabulary and grammar

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    Re: What is the difference between English and business English?

    Quote Originally Posted by krismartin View Post
    General English focuses more on the day to day conversation and involves the use of basic vocabulary and grammar.
    The expression "Time is money" is relevant to business English. It's important to get to the point.
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    Re: What is the difference between English and business English?

    "Business English" is a range of writing styles. These will differ according to context such as business to business or business to customer. Details may be dictated by corporate style guides.

    The main thing is to be precise without being terse and it can be difficult for non-native speakers to find the balance between the two.
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    Re: What is the difference between English and business English?

    I don't understand what's going on in this thread. I assume the OP is enquiring about something related to differences in teaching General English and Business English.

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    Re: What is the difference between English and business English?

    I don't quite understand it either. The OP put the question in the thread title and purported to answer it. Why?

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    Re: What is the difference between English and business English?

    Quote Originally Posted by krismartin View Post
    General English focuses more on the day to day conversation and involves the use of basic vocabulary and grammar
    Welcome to the forum.

    Do you have a question for us? Post #1 of any thread should include an actual question or request so that we understand what you are asking us!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What is the difference between English and business English?

    The OP asked a question and then answered it. If all threads were like that we'd have nothing to do.
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