In addition to grammar courses for grammar tutoring (ติว grammar which is the term in Thai), another way to improve writing while at work is to get to know the most common questions in work. With this in mind, we prepared the main mistakes made by professionals so that you can avoid them:
- Separation Of Subject And Verb With A Comma
One of the main spelling mistakes committed by professionals is the inclusion of commas in inappropriate places. This happens mainly when the subject is “too long.” Many people tend to follow the popular saying that a comma marks a person’s breathing time. However, this is not true. It is used to organize sentence elements for greater clarity and precision syntactically.
In our day-to-day work, we send many emails, and it is normal to come across the question “Attachment or Attachment” when we need to forward a document. The word attachment is an adjective, so it agrees in number and gender with the noun it refers to. For example, if you use the word “documents,” the adjective must also be masculine and plural. Therefore, the phrase would be: “The documents are attached.”
The expression “attached,” which most people use, should be avoided as there are many grammarians who consider it incorrect.
- Instead Of/ Instead Of
These two expressions generate confusion in the professional sphere, as they are used as synonyms. However, they have different meanings. “Instead of” must be used as a replacement. Meanwhile, “instead of” is an expression that indicates opposition. Therefore, use “instead of” when you want the meaning of “unlike,” “as opposed to,” “inverse,” “reverse.” Now use “instead of” when you want a sense of “in place of” or “in place of”
- For now/For now
To not go wrong with these two expressions, you should know that “per hour” refers to time. Already “for now” expresses the meaning of “for now.”
- Where / Where
Many people use the adverb of place where incorrectly. It should only be written in situations you are referring to. In other senses, it is correct to use in what or which.
- Forward / Forward
An important tip to avoid mistakes is that there is no backstroke before masculine words. Therefore, it is correct to use the term.