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Please take your personal belongings . Here is another example: Please ensure that you submit a full and complete set of contact details. Please ensure that you submit a full set of contact details. or Please ensure that you submit a complete set of contact details. Find the redundant pair in each of the following and delete any words that add nothing to the overall meaning. a We are looking forward to cooperating together with you. b Please give careful thought and consideration to the issues outlined in the attached m document. c This contract will be considered expired and terminated. d Your prompt and immediate response would be greatly appreciated. e Productivity that exceeds demand and technology that reduces the need for manpower are economic problems we must deal with and solve. Now reduce the word-count in the following sentences by crossing out any unnecessary words. In addition, make any other changes that you feel would make the text more reader-friendly. Example: There still remain several unresolved problems to discuss. There are still several problems to discuss. OR There remain several problems to discuss. 91 © CPBE 2019
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a We are currently in the process of installing the new software. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… b We didn’t renew the contract with our supplier on account of the fact that it was necessary for us to find a cheaper supplier. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… c It is important that you shall read the notes, advice and information detailed opposite then complete the form overleaf (all sections) prior to its immediate return to the bank by way of the envelope provided. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… d In the event that there is a fire on the premises, it is vitally important that staff shall leave the premises as soon as they hear the alarm bell ringing. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… e We are not in a position at the present moment to reach a decision on this matter. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… f Even in the event that the freeze on recruitment is lifted, we will need to exercise stringent control over staff growth. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… C Avoid stuffy, out-of-date language Hong Kong is a modern, dynamic place. However, the language of professional communication is often unchanged from decades of colonial rule. This can project an old-fashioned, formal and boring image, even if the writer thinks he or she is projecting a polite, well-educated image. stuffy (adj) DISAPPROVING old-fashioned, formal and boring: -© Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary CUP UK 92 © CPBE 2019
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Stuffy: Pursuant to our conversation, enclosed please find for your kind inspection a copy of our latest catalogue. Real: As we discussed, please find enclosed our latest catalogue. or Dear Sandy, I’ve enclosed our latest catalogue, which you asked for. Stuffy: Please allow me to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support Real: Thank you for all your support.
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