英文e-mail,或是英文的寫作,特別是用於商業需求時,更要求精準。但是要怎麼寫才會精準呢?

1、用動詞讓句子活起來,use verbs to bring your writing alive

把名詞變成動詞,溝通會更簡潔生動,也更友善。特別是字的結尾有'-ion', '-ment', '-tion', '-ance', '-ence', '-ancy', '-ency', '-ant'的名詞,試試看可不可以換成動詞,讓句子更簡短有力。

例如:
make reference to → refer to
make an application to → apply
The issuance of invoices,… → Issuing invoices,…

2、化被動為主動,use the active voice!

3、避免模糊語言,No Waffle words!

4、可以用一個字,就不要用兩個字,Too many words?

5、簡單句子就簡單地說,make it simple and concise!

 

6、起碼讓人看得懂,Key the language!

 

7、這些字長得像,別弄錯了,differentiate the commonly confused words!