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Here is clear, concise instruction on every form of business writing, from traditional business letters, reports, and memos to e-mail and other electronic communications. Because a command of effective business English starts with mastering grammar and sentence structure, this book presents a brush-up review that covers those important topics. You'll also find advice on achieving an appropriate business style that conveys your message succinctly and avoids stilted, overly formal language and meaningless jargon. Examples of model business letters, résumés, employment letters, interoffice memos, news releases, and business reports will guide you in creating your own business documents.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 5 edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764143271
  • ASIN: B00CF6319E
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,572,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Linda on June 18, 2010
Format: Paperback
There are answers provided in the back of the book for the primary grammar Chapters 1 through 8. Alarmingly, many of the answers are just plain wrong! I do not mean an occasional incorrect answer here or there. I mean there are many incorrect answers and sometimes the words provided as answers do not even pertain to the question asked in the quiz or exercise. This is adding confusion to my studies and is lowering my quiz scores. I am an experienced writer but I have been out of school for a while and needed to relearn some of the nuances of the English language. I have always been a good student, but am beginning to doubt myself when the book answers do not line up with my education. I am currently an online student who studies alone at home, and this makes the book answers even more important to me. I found Geffner's 4th Edition on Amazon.com, but unfortunately, another reviewer says the answers in the 4th Edition are also incorrect. There is also a 3rd Edition available, and I have not looked for reviews on it yet. This is otherwise an excellent book. The contents are well presented, but be advised that if you buy this book, you will not be able to rely on the answers in the back, and the numerous incorrect answers may cause you to doubt yourself. I have emailed the publisher asking for a corrected answer section but have not heard back at this time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brad Johnston on September 8, 2012
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There are 60+ perfect errors in Part One, Grammar & Sentence Structure, plus this whopper-blooper under Tense Use: Past + Past Perfect: 'She went to lunch after she had finished the filing' which is merely wrong, but then comes this by way of explanation: 'the action that occurred first is more in the past', which is pretty much the way of the world. Things that happen first are almost always 'more in the past', but that does NOT help explain how the past perfect works. There are only a dozen such errors in Part Two, Correspondence.

On the good side is that this handbook contains a wealth of good information on the way business works. If Barron's would just stick to business and leave grammar to those who understand it, the world would be a better place. More good news is that you can get some practice in seeing if you can detect the perfect errors. (I tried to find Andrea Geffner to run this past her first but I was unsuccessful.)
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By paulraj pappaiah on December 31, 2014
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It has variety of letters. not a good stuff
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By João P. on March 19, 2015
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Book came in good condition.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kp on March 29, 2012
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This book really helped me learn the basic grammar of English and I found it really useful in Business world!
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