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

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Safe vs secure

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

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Category: Common English ConfusionsHealthcare English

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

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning TipsWriting in English

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

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You can learn a lot from YouTube videos.

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning TipsNews

With their similar sounds and meanings, ‘lay’ and ‘lie’ are easy to confuse.

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Category: Common English ConfusionsHealthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

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

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

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

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You can give your English listening skills a shot in the arm using the short and sharp approach.

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

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

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning TipsWriting in English

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

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

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

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning TipsWriting in English

You’ve been invited to speak at an event about your successful approach to helping people heal.

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She’s a gifted surgeon whose skills are in high demand.

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Category: Common English ConfusionsHealthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

Is it time to take your own medicine?

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Category: Healthcare EnglishWriting in EnglishNews

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

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning TipsNews

Another common confusion is between these two words which sound the same but confusing one letter changes the meaning

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Category: Common English ConfusionsHealthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

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

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning TipsWriting in English

In this example of a common confusion, it depends.

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Category: Common English ConfusionsHealthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

Talking to your family and friends is different to speaking with your clients and colleagues.

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

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

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips