论商务英语信函的现代语言特性

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Keywords: Business English letters concise jargon

Currently, the increasingly competitive international trade, time, speed and efficiency becomes crucial, which will inevitably bring business writing style and language changes. Meanwhile, with the widespread use of e-mail on the Internet, the language requirements as an information carrier to quickly and easily transfer information, business letters in English language more and more export-oriented show, simple and informal tendencies. A concise and understandable emphasis on business English writing first ensure that the content complete and accurate context, simple and effective transmission of information. Of course, many issues related to the letter is not necessarily very brief, the key is to use simple language to clearly express complex things, avoid unnecessary modification of the expression. 1.1 straight to the point, straight to the business English writing generally does not require a courtesy greeting, but to make the reader understand its intentions as soon as possible to respond quickly.

Such as: In reply to your letter of March 16, we are glad to bookyour order for ... .... (Should your party's May 6 letter, our side ... ... is pleased to accept your order.) I am replying to your letter of June 21 asking us to clear ourMay payment. (on your side of the letter on June 21 letter requested our money paid in May to conduct a reply.) 1.2 language business business people busy as concise, realistic and weight efficiency, work time to create a variety of words, letters, readers do not want to waste time to enjoy the rhetoric and profound words. Therefore business writing to avoid long on short, try to use simple words and sentences. More use of elliptical sentence, simple sentence, compound sentence and a short compound sentences short.

Such as: (1) Please be advised that we have received your invoiceNo.237. (Hereby inform you: 237 invoice has been received.) (2) Your invoice No.237 has been received. (Your side 237 Invoice received.) obviously (2) sentences simple and refined, (1) sentence cumbersome lengthy. Another effective way to achieve simplicity is to use simple words do not need complicated words, no clause can be used phrases. Such as: consider instead of take into consideration; replaced with authorize give authorization to; instead of using solve arrive at a solution; use now instead of atthe present time; use because instead of due to the fact that; Please note replaced with Attention should be called to the fact that so. Such as: As what you have requested, we are sending you ournewest catalog., The clause "What you have requested" with "as requested" instead of, more concise

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