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If elephants could write, they'd use their trunks. The Trunk is a collection of articles with advice on language, learning and communicating better in English at work.

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We use idioms every day to express common beliefs.

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What do health professionals say about writing in English when it’s not their first language?

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Is it hard to grab attention in work conversations?

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What do health pros say about speaking in English when it’s not their first language?

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These three pairs of words look like they should be opposites, but are they?

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What do health professionals say about writing in English when it’s not their first language?

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People often hesitate when they have to decide between these two words.

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What do health pros say about speaking in English when it’s not their first language?

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Can you jump into work conversations at any time and say exactly what you mean with confidence?

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A common confusion is when to use ‘for’ to describe purpose and when to use ‘to’.

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What do health professionals say about writing in English when it’s not their first language?

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Can you say the right thing in the right way at the right time?

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Here are 3 quick questions to check.

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What do health pros say about speaking in English when it’s not their first language?

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What do health professionals say about writing in English when it’s not their first language?

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All three involve our sense of sight, but there are differences.

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Most days, in 5 minutes, I train with this technique to help me express myself more easily in French.

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What do health pros say about speaking in English when it’s not their first language?

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Safe vs secure

Sometimes, ‘safe’ and ‘secure’ are interchangeable, but not always.

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What do health professionals say about writing in English when it’s not their first language?

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