The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing: 14. Learn the Basics of Correct Grammar

  • Reference: HBS-7764BC-E

  • Number of pages: 8

  • Publication Date: Jan 29, 2013

  • Source: HBSP (USA)

  • Type of Document: Book Chapter

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The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing is a 21-chapter book written by Bryan A. Garner and published in 2013 by the HBR Press. The author presents strategies for developing and communicating a clear message, a model for the writing process, guidance on specific writing skills, techniques to engage the reader, and various forms of business communication. Includes examples and detailed suggestions. Chapter 14, Learn the Basics of Correct Grammar (8 pages), asserts that readers regard grammatical accuracy as an indicator of competence. The author discusses common sources of errors, including pronouns, subject-verb agreement, noun-pronoun agreement, double negatives, and non-standard language. For each error type, he presents examples of mistakes and shows how to correct them. He ends with suggestions on how a writer can increase grammatical proficiency.

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Business writing Management communication