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Business Grammar, Style & Usage: The Most Used Desk Reference for Articulate and Polished Business Writing and Speaking by Executives Worldwide Paperback – April 1, 2003
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- It is intended for business writing, as the title clearly stated. It is not appropriate for school or university level students.
- It is firmly based on US writing style. If you operate in an environment that dislikes the US style, you will have to tamper some of the advice given to suit your environment. However, it is fair to say that the US style dominates the business world anyway.
- Styles do vary over the years. Since it was written in 2003, things may have changed by the time you get it.
Overall, it points out many common mistakes; and encourages a direct, clear, easy-to-understand approach to writing. If your work setting requires you to use a different approach, then what the book teaches works against you. For example, if you must write in passive voice, or avoid use of "I" at all costs (preferring "this reviewer" instead), or favours fancy constructs (e.g. "It should be noted that ...", "Having said that, on the other hand, ..."), and so on.
I personally like the US style. But I am working in Australia, where we only partially accept the US style. That's why the 4-star rating.
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