Effective business communication is clear and concise. Whether you’re writing emails, marketing material, ad copy or blog posts, professional writing needs to be free of errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Tips for avoiding common word mix-ups:
Me versus I — There is a quick and easy way to check whether “me” or “I” is accurate — say the sentence without the other person’s name and you’ll find out:
“Our client will meet with Robin and I.” Is that correct?
Say the same sentence without Robin’s name:
“Our client will meet with I.”
This makes it clear that the correct version is, “Our client will meet with Robin and me.”
A lot and alot — Before spell check, “alot” slipped through a lot (well, more often), but “alot” is not a word. Occasionally it still shows up, so it’s good keep an eye out and catch it before clicking “send” or “publish.”