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Barron's ESL guide to American business English /

by Geffner, Andrea B.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, c1998Description: viii, 338 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0764105949.Other Title: ESL guide to American business English; American business English.Subject(s): English language -- Business English | English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers | Business writing | Gift of Mary and John Pappajohn
Contents:
Table of model letters -- Part I. Communications. 1. American business style -- 2. Letter format -- 3. Request letters -- 4. Replies -- 5. Social business letters -- 6. Sales and public relations letters -- 7. News releases -- 8. Complaints, claims, and adjustments -- 9. Credit and collection letters -- 10. In-house correspondence -- 11. Business reports and proposals -- 12. Employment correspondence -- Part II. Usage. 13. The basic sentence -- 14. Building sentences -- 15. Advanced sentence structure -- 16. Subject-verb agreement -- 17. Verb forms -- 18. Mechanics -- Part III. Important details. 19. Culture and customs -- 20. Addressing dignitaries -- Appendices -- State abbreviations -- A glossary of business terms -- Answers to exercises in Part II. Usage.
Summary: Written especially to meet the needs of students of English as a second language who plan to do business in North America, this book describes a wide variety of business documents and recommends appropriate styles and formats for each. List(s) this item appears in: BL: Study Skills books outside Copy Room - improve your English
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Includes index.

Table of model letters -- Part I. Communications. 1. American business style -- 2. Letter format -- 3. Request letters -- 4. Replies -- 5. Social business letters -- 6. Sales and public relations letters -- 7. News releases -- 8. Complaints, claims, and adjustments -- 9. Credit and collection letters -- 10. In-house correspondence -- 11. Business reports and proposals -- 12. Employment correspondence -- Part II. Usage. 13. The basic sentence -- 14. Building sentences -- 15. Advanced sentence structure -- 16. Subject-verb agreement -- 17. Verb forms -- 18. Mechanics -- Part III. Important details. 19. Culture and customs -- 20. Addressing dignitaries -- Appendices -- State abbreviations -- A glossary of business terms -- Answers to exercises in Part II. Usage.

Written especially to meet the needs of students of English as a second language who plan to do business in North America, this book describes a wide variety of business documents and recommends appropriate styles and formats for each.

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