Hyphenated-phrasal adjectives

Troublesome Hyphenated-Phrasal Adjectives by Mark Nichol   Do you sometimes wonder when to use hyphenated-phrasal adjectives? When should we use a “hyphen” -? For example, we would write, “My long-term plans include writing several new online courses.” My students never seem to understand this fine point when writing in English. For more about this, here is…

Incorrectly Used Words

I often find incorrectly used words everywhere in my students’ writing. In Write Now, I show how difficult it easy to make the right word choice. Check out Jeff Haden’s excellent article, “75 Incorrectly Used Words That Make You Look Dumb.”  Refer to the list regularly to improve your writing. How many of these do…

Faulty Parallelism

  Faulty parallelism shows bad writing What’s wrong with this sentence? Example: BEHQ’s vision is to offer weekly blog posts on business writing style and business topics of current interest, to create ebooks and ecourses, and working with affiliate partners. No, it’s not pie-in-the sky – an idiomatic expression meaning unrealistic – thinking. No, Frank…

Passive Voice Errors

Passive voice is a tricky beast on the SAT. Let us help you navigate the muddy waters. In the comments, tell us what you would like us to add. What’s wrong with these sentences? Many informative posts have been recorded by Craig. Business English HQ was created by Craig and Frank in 2012. BEHQ’s new…