Monday, December 1, 2008

PLAIN ENGLISH, Dec, 1st 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.

During the whole of the time period, twenty-five long years, that he was employed by ABC Securities, our colleague, Mr. Sanchez, was solely responsible of the institution of numerous reforms that are being used in the company to this date; he is wished all the best as he begins his well-earned retirement.

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

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