Good communication skills are highly marketable skills which can provide a decisive edge in today’s competitive job market. The strengthening of these skills and mastery of the fundamentals of English language become thus important concerns for those seeking a place in the globalized world of business.
This book is designed for students of business, as well as for those already in work, who want to improve their speaking and writing accuracy. It has evolved out of teaching and research experience and covers the main areas of English grammar at advanced level, concentrating on structures that are frequently used in business communication. It looks for example at the use of verb phrases in different types of business texts, such as present tense verbs in job descriptions and company presentations, past tense verbs in company reports, trend descriptions and business correspondence, or future tense simple in economic forecasting and follow-up letters. It also provides a link between grammar and the finer points of style, by discussing such aspects as the clarity and vigour associated with the active voice, or the brevity and density resulting from the employment of premodified noun phrases.