Speaking English to an audience of non-native speakers is tricky. Because English is so widely spoken around the world, many native English speakers tend to forget just how complicated English can be for others.
This post is part of a series on grammar and vocabulary. From time to time, I will post short articles highlighting some of the common mistakes that people say during their presentation or write on their slides, and how to avoid them. Comparisons often appear in presentations. We compare the company’s performance this year to […]
The German Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck (1815 – 1898), once said that the most significant aspect of the 20th century would be the fact that in North America, people speak English. Bismarck was prescient. Over the past 100 years or so, English has become the preeminent language in diplomacy, business, entertainment and other fields. With […]