Category Archives for Grammar

019 Understanding dependent prepositions after adjectives

19 Understanding dependent prepositions after adjectivesUnderstanding adjectives + dependent prepositions​Hi everyone and welcome back to the Art of Business English. Well if you are new to the AOBE, today is the second episode of a three-part series on using dependent prepositions. If you haven’t checked out last weeks episode on dependent prepositions after verbs, then […]

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018 Understanding Dependent Prepositions After Verbs

018 Understanding Dependent Prepositions After VerbsUnderstanding verbs + dependent prepositionsHi everyone and welcome back to the Art of Business English. This week we have the first episode in a 3-part series on prepositions. Just the other day one of my students was complaining that they didn’t really understand prepositions in English, even though she has […]

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016 Understanding Verb + Object + Infinitive with or without to

016 Understanding Verb + Object + Infinitive with or without toHello and welcome back to The Art of Business English. Today’s episode is the second part in a two-part series which looks at specific forms after verbs. In the first episode we looked at infinitive and gerund forms after certain verbs. In today’s episode we […]

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015 Understanding Gerund or Infinitive After Specific Verbs

015 Understanding Gerund or Infinitive After Specific VerbsHi and welcome back to The Art of Business English. In today’s episode we are going to focus on a grammatical issue, which many, many non-native speakers struggle with, gerund or infinitive after verbs. Most verbs, when conjugated are then followed by another verb in infinitive form, however […]

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012 How to sound less direct and more diplomatic

012 How to sound less direct and more diplomaticIntroduction​Hi, everyone and welcome back to the Art of Business English. In today’s episode I wanted to take a look at direct vs diplomatic language. One of the biggest problems we can face when we are using our business English is sounding too direct, and in turn […]

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011 The difference between Make & Do

011 The difference between Make & DoThe Difference between Do & MakeIntroductionHey everyone, thanks for joining me again. Now, I often get asked what is the difference between do and make, two verbs that are commonly confused.Just last week one of my friends asked me to explain the difference to him and I thought the […]

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