A modal is a helping verb like can, should, may, might, must, have to, would, and will. Modals enable you to use a single main verb in different ways or "modes".
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Remembering is not just accessing information; it can also involve vivid use of the imagination. In fact, the more you imagine, the more you'll remember.
There are many ways to remember, but what's most important is that memory strategies do not occur automatically. They require time, practice and effort.
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.
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.
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.
Showing sympathy is important. Here are three things not to do, and three good ideas of what to do.
I recently had the opportunity to interview a Japanese business person who has worked in 11 different countries including Singapore, Malaysia, America, Thailand, the Philippines, and the Congo over about 40 years.