When something bad happens, don't assume anyone did it on purpose. Instead, use Hanlon's razor to look for other reasons for people's behavior.
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Use Occam's Razor to keep things simple when designing a business plan.
Specific language is far stronger than general language. Specifics transport the reader or listener and give them a clear image, while general language forces the reader or listener to do the work of imagining what is meant. Let's look more deeply into this.
Many non-native English speakers make the mistake of thinking that formal language is always a safe language choice. This is not the case.
Can't find the answer? Then get creative—think outside the box!
Simple, safe English is often not the best choice. Take, for example, the word happy. If you can read this blog post, you can use that word, but should you?
"Uptalk" is when you say everything with rising tone like it's a question, whether it is one or not.
A question tag turns a simple word, phrase or sentence into a question. Simple, right?
While some question tags are universal, other tags are specific to cultures around the world. Here's a quick list of common tags:
False friends are words from different languages that seem similar but are, in fact, not. The French president Emmanuel Macron made a famous mistake in 2017.
Showing sympathy is important. Here are three things not to do, and three good ideas of what to do.