me and my boss doesn't write english well, how could i impress him?

Spain
March 13, 2010 1:11pm CST
there are few words that sometimes i used in writing emails and correspondences that my boss does not understand. he always ask me to use other words which is old and popular to his ears which i don't think it has similar meanings. sometimes when i compose an email it will take me 30 minutes or more to complete it. hahaha.. really i want to impress him but how... lol he always criticize what i have made and i don't know how could i posssibly get what he want. i really want to impress him to the best way i can but it seems it will just take no effect to him... lol..
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6 responses
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
13 Mar 10
Well unfortuantely we have to do as our bosses wish. Get a dictionary. And if you keep on mylotting that will also help a lot. Good Luck. TATA.
• Spain
14 Mar 10
though it is hard to accept even we knew that sometimes they are wrong,i understand that we need to follow our bosses because our boss will still be our boss. thanks for your response!
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
14 Mar 10
Sometimes life throw you a fastball, just make sure to catch it. That is how i deal with my boss. TATA.
• Spain
14 Mar 10
thanks and i admire your ability. you seem to be gifted with many attributions and virtues in life. you know i have been alone and in charge and manage my life since i was 15. that is for about the time i leave high school and find myself. guiding it through the mase of obstacles and disfarces presented by most people and peers i'd work to. i can say i am never slow and never lose hope in terms to better me. and that i would eagerly speed to catch the fastball being thrown unto me.
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
my friend, you are already in good company here at mylot. the next you can probably do is get a small manual on learning the basics of the english language. but if you are serious in learning the english language -- how to speak and write it with facility -- then try getting a copy of a reader's digest publication titled "write better, speak better." that book opened my world into the beauty of the english language and gave my a good start at having facility with the language...
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
good day, kumar. you can search for the site of reader's digest and order directly from them. they will mail it to you. however, if there is a local office of reader's digest there, you can call them and inquire on how to get a copy of that book.
• Spain
31 Mar 10
i made a walk - in research last week at the Jarir bookstore and i found out that they doesn't sell any kind of imported reading materials especially magazines. one salesman adviced me that if i'm really interested, i could order it from the amazon.com. i will work on it how especially the mode of payment. thanks
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
18 Apr 10
Instead of having your one hour lunch, only spend 30 minutes eating your food and spend the other half reading previous correspondence so that you know what words are being used in the office. Read more English books and watch more English movies. Practice makes perfect. It will definitely not happen overnight but improvements will happen. Don't lose faith. Just continue learning and changes will happen. Good luck!
• Spain
19 Apr 10
thanks for your nice response. yes my friend that is what I am doing. Another thing is the mylot company.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
14 Mar 10
Hi kumar, it seems your boss is old and generally my grandpa aged people will have their own style of language. So its common that they expect the same. May be you can try avoiding very complicated words or more stylish. Just make it simple and easily understandable. I feel a simple mail, just try to get the words which he uses common in his talks.
• Spain
14 Mar 10
hi there... thanks for your nice response.. big sense you've got there. yes.. some like in his mid fifties... you are right that i must use to adopt those words comeout from his mouth. at least i make it special for him only. and for the stylish one you are talking about, i wish i could do that.
• India
14 Mar 10
I think simple english is the best english which all can understand just to show that how good we r in english some people use big big words which r not even popular in day to day life and what is the use of those words which one cant understand properly
• Spain
14 Mar 10
you are right but since i want to learn more, i think i'd never surrender but that's only for the sake of learning... and for my boss, he is still my boss. thanks..
@phoenix8606 (4978)
13 Mar 10
well, if you don't know English that well, and your job really doesn't demand it, i mean if you didn't knew that you have to use English in your job when you have started, then tell your boss to find a translator, because you are not educated to translate texts from your language into English!
• Spain
14 Mar 10
and that would become an added burden to him. don't you think he'll get a piece of rock and bump into his head if that's the case? to get a translator work for me? lol.... yes i did not finish a degree and became an independent with my early age. i have never been into college and that i am not educated in terms of translating as you have said. and i am here working in a foreign country because i am poor but luckily enough to reach my fellow poor.