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I will back my statement up based on the fact that I have a bachelor's degree with a minor in English, and that I have a few grey hairs. We must keep in mind that there is no official sanctioning body that dictates how to use commas in a salutation that includes the word "Hello." In my years, I have come across many different interpretations on how to ...


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Your quoted email message probably gets the point across to the legal team, and as such is probably not too bad. However I have minor issues with the request as you wrote it. First, the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is the conclusion of a process if negotiations, and you don't initiate the NDA, but rather the negotiations which result in the NDA. So I'd ...


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Short answer: use contractions where appropriate. The idea behind banning contractions is to avoid upsetting people who entertain the delusion that there’s something wrong with using them in a formal context. Before you decide that you don’t want to risk offending such people (in case there are any still living), it is important to beware the dangers of ...



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