Business English Sentences

by Parthi
(Tamilnadu)

I'd like to know if the following sentences dealing with business English are correct.

1. I have to send mail to him for approval.


2. I would like to inform you about workshop on Business Communication that we plan to conduct next week.

3. Do you have pen with you?

4. I saw the John in the canteen.

5. We need to arrange for an meeting.

6. She has a MA in English.

7. She don’t know this concept.

8. They doesn’t want to watch this movie.

If you could tell me if they are correct and tell me why I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

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Jan 13, 2011
Correction On Sentences
by: Prahlad

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Jan 05, 2011
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Jan 04, 2011
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Dec 11, 2010
The answers
by: Ola Zur

Hi Parthi,

I've gone over the sentences and marked each one. The main problem I see is the use of articles. You can check out my explanation on English Grammar Articles for more help on that. I've also included links to the explanations and grammar rules inside my answers.

1. I have to send mail to him for approval.

This sentence is not incorrect, but it is more common to say in this case:
"I have to send him mail for approval."


2. I would like to inform you about workshop on Business Communication that we plan to conduct next week.

Incorrect:
An article is missing before "workshop."
Corrected version: I would like to inform you about a/the workshop on Business Communication that we plan to conduct next week.

3. Do you have pen with you?

Incorrect:
An article is missing before the word "pen."
Corrected version: Do you have a pen with you?

4. I saw the John in the canteen.

Incorrect:
The article before "john" is unnecessary.
Corrected version: I saw John in the canteen.

5. We need to arrange for an meeting.

Incorrect:
* The wrong article is used before "meeting."
"Meeting" begins with a consonant sound, so it gets "a" and not "an."
* The word "for" is not appropriate in this case.
Corrected version: We need to arrange a meeting.

6. She has a MA in English.

Incorrect:
"MA" is actually pronounced EM-AY, and therefore begins with a vowel sound. So the correct article to use in this case is "an."
Corrected version: She has an MA in English.

7. She don?t know this concept.

Incorrect:
The word "she" gets "doesn't" and not "don't."
Corrected version: She doesn't know this concept.

8. They doesn?t want to watch this movie.

Incorrect:
The word "they" gets "don't" and not "doesn't."
Corrected version: They don't want to watch this movie.

Ola Zur is the editor of www.really-learn-english.com, an illustrated guide to English.

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