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How to Use Modal Verbs for Business

How to Use Modal Verbs for Business

There are a lot of things you can do in a business setting to make sure you’re communicating appropriately. We’ve talked about a few of these things in recent posts, including asking indirect questions and expressing your disagreement in a respectful way.  But there’s more: Another great part of clear and professional business communication is…

Spring Phrases and Words in English

Spring Phrases and Words in English

If you live somewhere that’s been under a blanket of winter the past few months, you’re probably just about ready for spring.  The good news is that it’s right around the corner. Slowly, the days are getting longer and brighter; the air is getting warmer.  To celebrate, let’s look at some spring vocabulary! Read the…

Everything You Need to Know About English Pronouns

Everything You Need to Know About English Pronouns

What’s a pronoun?  A pronoun is a word that you use to replace a noun or a noun phrase. That’s simple enough, isn’t it?  Sure, sometimes! Other times, though, using pronouns can be more complex. There are several different English pronouns used in various situations. Below, we explain the English pronouns and how to use…

15 Business Terms for Entrepreneurs

15 Business Terms for Entrepreneurs

The worldwide pandemic has had a huge impact on the job market around the world. With companies having to downsize and lay off employees, more and more people are beginning to look into the idea of working for themselves.  In this article, we discuss 15 common business terms to talk about entrepreneurs (people who start…

10 English Winter Idioms

10 English Winter Idioms

Well, here we are in mid-January—and if you’re in the northern hemisphere, that means it’s winter!  Whether you’re surrounded by lots of snow or just some extra rain, everything is feeling a little extra chilly these days. With cold weather on the brain, we thought it would be a great time to talk about our…

How to Use Indirect Questions in English

How to Use Indirect Questions in English

The way you communicate can make or break a business relationship. On top of keeping communication positive and productive, it’s good to ask things in a polite and respectful way. You can do that by using indirect questions. Stick around as we explain what indirect questions are and how to use them! What is a…

How to Say Numbers in Canadian English

How to Say Numbers in Canadian English

A number is a number, right? Well, not exactly. While two numbers may look the same, they might be expressed very differently depending on how you use them. Let’s discuss the different ways to say numbers in Canadian English. How to say numbers in Canadian English Large numbers Large numbers (those that have more than…

Positive Communication in Business Meetings

Positive Communication in Business Meetings

The way you communicate in business meetings is extremely important, and it comes with challenges. First of all, you have to express yourself clearly so you’re well understood. On top of that, you need to speak positively and respectfully (if you want to keep good business relationships, that is!)  Read on as we list different…

Is Online Language Learning Right for You?

Is Online Language Learning Right for You?

There are plenty of benefits to learning a language online, including convenience and flexibility. Online learning can also offer more relevant and engaging materials than traditional lessons, and the ability to learn with language experts no matter where you’re located. Even with all the obvious benefits, you might still be wondering if online language learning…