- Use a Clear Subject Line
- CC or BCC for Organization and Confidentiality
- Reply as Quickly as Possible
- Choose Appropriate Language
- Choose an Appropriate Signoff
- Call When Necessary
See Simon’s tips on email etiquette
That’s a BuzzFeed headline of course. It’s pretty tricky.
Try the quiz
Here’s a simple grammar quiz from Play Buzz.
Weird Al does a great parody of Blurred Lines. Funny and educational.
I’ve only just discovered the Hemingway App website.
Take an article you’ve written, paste it into the Hemingway App and it will tell you what needs fixing, to make it more readable.
Be careful with the output as the spelling is American English but the writing rules and advice it gives is excellent.
I assume the app was named after Ernest Hemingway because it teaches you clear and simple writing.
Ernest Hemingway learned the following four rules when he started as a reporter at the Kansas City Star in 1917.
Here’s some of my writing rules:
For tips on grammar watch this funny video from the puppets Glove and Boots.
The link I posted to the Grammatically Speaking Quiz has received so many hits I thought I’d share some more of the grammar related posts on this site.
The Oatmeal has great comics and also an excellent advice and rules on grammar.
There are also some great books and as always Google for sites like this and others for more advice on grammatically speaking.
Grammar is important in email too.
Use full stops. Period.
This quiz is fantastic. It has some really good examples and logic behind constructing grammatically correct sentences. From the Staples website.