How to Do Business by Letter, and Training Course in Business English Composition

School of English, 1908 - 172 páginas
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Página 144 - Denmark, Formosa, Germany, Great Britain, France, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Hongkong. Norway and Sweden must not weigh in excess of (4) four pounds and (6) six ounces. When packages of merchandise intended for Mexico do not exceed (4) four pounds In weight they may be sent under the same conditions applicable to packages of merchandise in the domestic mails — 1 cent for each ounce or fraction thereof, fully prepaid. A parcel when sent as parcels-post must not be posted in a letter box, but must be...
Página 53 - A flock of girls is called a bevy; a bevy of wolves is called a pack; a pack of thieves is called a gang; a gang of angels, a host; a host of porpoises, a shoal; a shoal of buffalo, a herd; a herd of children, a troop; a troop of partridges, a covey; a covey of beauties, a galaxy; a galaxy of ruffians, a horde; a horde of rubbish, a heap; a heap of oxen, a drove; a drove of blackguards, a mob; a mob of whales, a school; a school of worshipers, a congregation; a congregation of engineers, a corps;...
Página 144 - ... without special charge therefor, when envelope or wrapper is marked "Return receipt requested." Place of Mailing. —Matter intended for parcels post must not be posted in a letter box, but must be taken to the post office and presented to the postmaster, or person in charge, for inspection.
Página 53 - A host of porpoise is called a shoal. A shoal of buffaloes is called a herd. A herd of children is called a troop. A troop of partridges is called a covey. A covey of beauties is called a galaxy. A galaxy of ruffians is called a horde.
Página 149 - Justice of the United States. To the Honorable The Secretary of the Treasury.
Página 12 - ... address should go to the end of the letter in such a case, being placed flush with the left-hand margin as when it is placed at the beginning. 14. "Dear Friend" at the beginning of a business letter is looked on as vulgar, and is not used by high-grade houses. 15. ' The salutation may be followed by a colon, a colon and a dash, or a comma and a dash. In this country a simple colon is looked on as the best usage, in England a comma and a dash is more common. 16. The body of the letter should begin...
Página 100 - June 8th carefully and feel deeply sorry that you are not satisfied with the goods sent you. If you will kindly state just what the goods are and when they were shipped, and will tell us just what is the matter with them, we shall be able to take up the matter in detail and tell you what can be done. We want all our customers to feel that they are well treated when they deal with us, and you will find us anxious to make every fair adjustment that is possible. It would help us greatly in tracing...
Página 144 - Rica and Mexico must not measure more than two (2) feet in length or more than four (4) feet in girth.
Página 53 - Distinctions in the use of collective nouns have been thus pointed out : A flock of girls is called a bevy ; a bevy of wolves a pack ; a pack of thieves a gang ; a gang of angels a host ; a host of porpoises a shoal ; a shoal of buffalo a herd ; a herd of children a troop ; a troop of partridges a covey ; a covey of beauties a galaxy ; a galaxy of ruffians a horde ; a horde of rubbish a heap ; a heap of oxen a drove ; a drove of blackguards a mob ; a mob of whales a school ; a school of worshipers...
Página 167 - B'ld'g, Bl'k. (These contractions when frequently used may be treated as abbreviations in ordinary letter writing, but not in careful literary compositions.) 2. If a group of words does not contain a subject and a predicate, expressed or clearly implied, it is not to be followed by a period, though it may be by an exclamation point. "Thanking you for your order, Cordially yours...

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