Sunday, September 14, 2008

PLAIN ENGLISH, Sept, 14th, 2009

span style="font-style:italic;">Writing clear, direct English is particularly important in a business context. Please rewrite the following item; there are many different but correct ways of doing this.

For your information, at this date, the practice of acknowledging orders that are to be filled immediately has been abandoned, and in many instances the invoice that is sent with these orders is the only response to be received subsequent to the receipt of the order.

Hint: Check Chapter 9 of Barron's Business English, and avoid using the passive voice and other wordy construction!


Ying Meng said...

Nowadays, people stop acknowledging orders but send invoices together with these orders.

Veronica Baig said...

Ying: Wow--you have really pared this one down. Well done!