Studujeme jazyky je portál určený studentům našich kurzů anglického jazyka. Každý týden v pondělí zde najdete nové studijní materiály, které využijete buď v rámci výuky angličtiny v hodinách s lektorem, nebo při samostudiu.
About a decade ago, people were very scornful of Microsoft and deliberately opted for products from other companies or for non-proprietary (1) software. The reason they did not like Microsoft was its pervasive (2) and abusive technology monopoly.
Some analysts consider the European Central Bank’s recent monetary easing, which involved negative rates on banks’ deposits at the ECB, a farce. These analysts have argued that the measures made use of illusionist tricks, but had very little real power to lift inflation from its dangerously low level.
Carefully read what you have written to make sure your meaning is clear. I was just drafting the first sentence of this tip and I’m glad I checked it. My first draft was, ‘Read what you have written carefully to make sure your meaning is clear.’ A bit of confusion here!
Fifa’s president Sepp Blatter announced three years ago that Qatar was to host the football World Cup. Along with the Olympics, the Football World Cup is arguably the world’s most important sporting event. The decision was thus closely followed, causing wide uproar (1).
If you don’t need a word, remove it. If it doesn’t add anything to the meaning, get rid of it. Be ruthless. Often when we write more words, we make it harder for our reader to understand what we really want to say. Our meaning gets lost. When you edit your work (you do edit before you send, don’t you?), check for these things. Your readers will thank you for it.