The 3 Most Abused Words In Emails

The 3 Most Abused Words In Emails (and other writing mistakes)


Writing effective emails and email etiquette are both important. Read this post to find out the three most abused words in emails.

I recently wrote a post, The 12 Worst Mistakes People Make In Email Subject Lines, which sets out the mistakes that drive me crazy when I’m reading emails.

With emails, everyone is likely to be the first point of contact for potential clients. We have all become business writers in today’s electronic world. Everybody who has a keyboard and access to the Internet can make, or break, your company’s image.

I have written many posts on email etiquette and how important it is to make a good first impression. I have even likened poor email etiquette to ambushing strangers in the street and high-fiving them with filthy hands. If you know this is an unsavoury approach, and if you care about first impressions, I hope these email tips help you improve your communication skills.

Deborah Tan, writes about the three most abused words in emails, misplaced or missing commas, and the misuse of the words ‘that’ and ‘which’ in this Infographic. She says: ‘As an editor, I guess it’s become an “occupational hazard” to pick apart every single email I receive.’

TOP TIP: If you want to write great emails, buy The Complete Email Workbook.

We hope you find her explanations in this Infographic as useful as we do.

The 3 Most Abused Words In Emails

Source: Material World

Resources:

  1. If you want to write great emails, buy The Complete Email Workbook.
  2. If you want to improve your business writing, buy The Complete Grammar Workbook.
  3. Buy The Report Writing Workbook if you need help writing reports and proposals.
If you enjoyed this article, read these posts:
  1. The Top 7 Tips for Writing Emails
  2. The 12 Worst Mistakes People Make In Email Subject Lines
  3. The One Essential Email Trick Every Business Writer Should Know
  4. What Is A Style Guide And Why Do I Need One?
  5. 27 Blogging Tips To Grow Your Business
  6. 5 Fool Proof Ways To Write Better Emails
  7. Punctuation For Beginners: What Is Punctuation?
  8. Grammar For Beginners: All About Parts Of Speech

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  1. Sarah Tshonda

    I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you

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