Questions tagged [business-language]

Terminology, etiquette, and conventions used when doing business in English.

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Is there an idiom about not listening? Or about being rude?

We have a foreign boss, he isn't very receptive if we broach subjects with him about his mannerisms. However he has been very interested in learning different colloquialisms or idioms. We have been ...
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Review manager/reviews manager

I work for a transcription company where my job is to both review files for accuracy and oversee and coordinate with other people who also will review files. Is it more accurate to say that I am the ...
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Synonym for “follow-up” meaning the most experienced waiter as a noun

I used to work for a restaurant that had waiter teams. There were three roles: Aid, Lead, and Follow-up. The Aid was basically the busboy. The Lead greeted the customers, took the drink orders, got ...
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Pursue a profession or pursue a career?

Is "pursuing" a valid way to ask for a persons work situation? When I googled it, I found "pursue a career" but I want to ask about his situation rather than his work goal. Is this correct?: Are you ...
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Is there an intuitive noun for this type of business transaction

In the domain I am working in (business accounting), I'm struggling to find a term to explain an event which takes place. Supposing we have two sides to this business accounting we want to represent: ...
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Professional Engineering-related Business Letter

For one of my Engineering Courses, I had to write a professional Business Letter to inform my hypothetical employer of my analysis about two alternatives, and which one of them is better. For this ...
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Is there a correct abbreviation for “Interest” or “Interested”?

According to AllAcronyms.com, an acceptable abbreviation for "Interest" is "Int." Yet I am unsure that this is correct. What is the correct abbreviation for "Interested" and conversely "Not ...
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Capitalization of “diploma business informatics”

For an application I need to translate my resume. What is the right way spelling of my degree: 2010-2015 Diploma business informatics 2010-2015 Diploma Business Informatics 2010-2015 Diploma of ...
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Term for Successful Sale after Demoing Product

I believe there is a business term for such an event, but I can't recall what it is. An example would be a vacuum salesman showing a prospective buyer how a vacuum works, and the buyer ends up ...
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What do you call the “one who requests” and the “one who offers”?

In some sort of an exchange (maybe of services, maybe of items), there are those who seek and then request, and those who offer. What would be pleasent nouns to use for these roles? "requester"/"...
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Active voice in proposal writing: alternative to “we will…”

I am writing a research proposal and I just noticed that nearly every sentence has the words "we will". For example: "We will analyze a, b and c. Then, we will assess d,e,f." Of course, once in a ...
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Is the word “attached” in the sentence “Please find attached the file…” passive or adjective? Why can the word “attached” split verb from object

The sentence "Please find attached the file containing the data you requested" is often seen at the beginning of emails. To be precise, the first part of it (Please find attached the file). The second ...
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Is “keep my fingers crossed for you” polite or impolite?

Email is critical to business today. I'd like to write business email. Is "keep my fingers crossed for you" polite or impolite? ex:) I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Good luck to you.
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Business proposal

A business proposal is when a company offers a service to a client. What is it called when a client instead writes an offer to various companies using the same or similar format of a business ...
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What is the business term to use when describing take a business to smaller markets

Like a business used to operate in big cities/markets, now the mgmt team made a decision - avoid the saturation and competition - to take the business to smaller places where there are new ...
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Is it correct to say “from conceptualization to realisation”?

I am writing a business email to a client and I want to tell him that we have developed many softwares from first step (from an idea) to last step (a real product). Is it correct to write it like ...
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Punctuation in salutation and closing in an email

I usually use commas in salutation and closing phrase in emails like this below Dear XXX, Best regards, I also see emails and letter of many people use commas. However,in an English for Work ...
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Grammatically incorrect or just awkward?

Is this grammatically incorrect or just clunky? If you put time into it you will be rewarded as you master all the different techniques. EDIT (copied from a reply below): I’ll add a bit of ...
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Survey: Do you say “I'm having Home Office today” in your country?

So here's the thing - people in my country just love to use this home office expression when referring to working from home. What's baffling me is this term seems to have already taken roots in ...