Change Basic English To Business English

Change Basic English To Business English


I’m going to help you to switch 25 basic
English verbs to business English verbs to make you sound more confident and
professional in the workplace. The first verb we’re going to switch is
the verb to give now in its basic form we should switch to give for provide
here are some examples. Please provide more details about the project. can you
provide information on this product? we provide an excellent healthcare service.
you provided us with several IT workers last week.
okay the next switch is a synonym of switch and it’s the action of giving to
receive and the verb we’re going to use is the verb exchange. here are some
examples: we exchanged a few words over the phone. to exchange words is to have a
conversation we exchanged a few words or we’ve been exchanging emails for a few
weeks. they exchanged their goods for our services. the team exchanged ideas during
their meeting. okay the next switch is to give a lot of
time or money to something we’re going to use the verb invest here are some
examples: we have invested all of our profits into this new business venture
or you have invested so much time into this project I am excited to see the
outcome. okay those are the first three business verbs around the idea of giving
so to provide to exchange and to invest. now before we move on I’m going to give
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now let’s look at some more verbs. we have to create or
make something we’re going to use the verb to produce often use when talking
about goods or ideas so for example my company produces gluten-free products or
he has produced an interesting piece of work or I need to produce
new ideas to discuss at the meeting next up we have to get instead we’re going to
use receive now we often use the verb receive when talking about emails
letters applications or goods for example did you receive my email last
Monday we received some exciting news yesterday I received a parcel now we
could also use the verb obtained to replace get now you’d use obtained when
it’s something that you’ve worked hard to get or maybe you’ve planned to get it
for example if you’re working to receive planning permission to build a house or
perhaps you’re trying to get hold of sensitive information you will obtain it
so let’s have a look at an example here after months of emailing and calling the
council we finally obtained planning permission the next verb is to allow and
we’re going to switch it for the word authorise now be aware British English
uses an S towards the end authorise although it’s pronounced as I said and
in American English they will use a Z so authorize in American English
now we authorise actions we may authorise spending or we may use
authorise around planning so for example I didn’t authorise this payment or you
must get the manager to authorise your access card before you can enter huh
okay the next verb we’re going to switch is the verb to buy and we’re going to
switch it for the verb purchase for example I need to purchase 500 chairs
for the new office next up is the verb to send and here we’re talking
basically about sending a bill and the verb we switch it for is invoice so you
send an invoice or you invoice somebody so this can be a noun the invoice or it
can be a verb to invoice so I will have to invoice you for my services you will
have an invoice in your Inbox the next switch is the switch from to
look after so to look after people or to look after a project and we’re going to
switch it for the verb manage to manage so you might manage a big team of people
or I may be managing a very large project at work okay next we have to
stop something from happening the verb we’re going to use is prevent prevent so
they couldn’t prevent the protesters from gathering outside their company
okay the next one is to go or to send back something so in these cases we
would use the verb to return so I might return to the office after I’ve already
gone home suddenly an emergency has been called so I have to return to the office
or you might return a product that is no longer suitable or functioning properly
perhaps it broke so I have to return this product because it’s faulty okay
the next one is to fix a problem we’re going to use the verb solve solve for
example I might say this problem won’t be solved by you sitting around and
complaining we need to do some brainstorming okay next up is to give
someone an idea of what they should do in this case you would use the verb
suggest suggest so for example I’m say I suggest you take a break
and tackle this problem when you get back or I might say does anyone have any
suggestions on how to move forward with this project next we have to join in or
to be involved we might use the verb participate for example I would like
everyone to participate in this team-building exercise next we have to
sort out or to plan something we’re going to use the verb organize organize
this would be used when talking about people events paperwork or even meetings
so for example I’ve organized a meeting between you and the head of the bank o
or I’d like everyone to organize themselves into size order from the
tallest to the shortest okay next up we have to answer if you’re going to answer
an email a question a comment or any issues then we would use the verb to
respond this is much more professional sounding so I will respond to your email
when I get time or I must respond to this question because it’s very
important or I’m not sure I want to respond to this comment because I think
it’s rather inappropriate okay next we have to talk about something if you’re
talking about something with someone then you’re having a discussion so we
use the verb to discuss for example in this morning’s meeting we all discussed
the problems facing our company it’s all doom and gloom in my examples isn’t it
okay the next one is to talk about something in detail
usually when talking about the whys or the how
so why did something happen how did something happen we use the verb explain
for example I’m sorry I’m late let me explain what happened so let me
tell you in detail about why I’m late okay next we have to tell or to let
somebody know something so instead we might use the verb to inform this is
very very formal so I might say I regret to inform you that our company has gone
into liquidation or I must inform you that your website has stopped working
next we have to tell again so if you’re retelling something then you might be
reminding somebody about something for example I just need to remind you that
you are not allowed to enter the building before 8 a.m. or can you remind
me to call mr. Smith at 4 o’clock please okay next up if you say yes to an idea
to a piece of work or request then you are probably going to use the verb to
accept so I accept your idea I accept this piece of work or I accept your
request for example your suggestion to have paper towels in the toilets instead
of electric hand dryers has been accepted
I accept your request to have two days off next week
now the opposite to that if you are saying no to an idea if you’re saying no
to a piece of work or to a request then you may be refusing it or rejecting it
so I reject your comments or I reject this piece of work or I refuse to allow
you to have a day off next week we’re far too busy and you’re far too valuable
to this company next we have to win or to do well you would switch this for the
verb sick seed for example our company succeeded
in the race to be the first people to visit Mars must be a very good company
ok one final bonus verb for you because I think we’ve done more than 25 now the
final one is if you hate your job and you’re desperate to leave you want to
quit then you would use the verb to resign for example I really don’t like
working here I resign simple as that and with that I’m afraid
the lesson is over so if you found this helpful please do
give it a big thumbs up the best way to remember these words is to practice so
please take 1 2 or all of these words and write a sentence down in the comment
section below to get in that practice feel free to ask me any questions
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  1. I think provide has also an other meaning it means to leave something away from your side is that correct? thank you very much i am pleasure to your lesson mrs.Anna ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  2. My adorable teacher Anna I like your video . You always give new vocabulary, and due to this words I am improving day by day . My love for you. Thank you so much.

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  4. Thanks for your fantastic lesson.
    Can you explain more about such sentences: "In this morning's meeting, we all discussed the problems facing our company."
    I totally understand the above sentence but can't use it on my own. Which parts of the above sentence removed? why should the above sentence not being like this: "In this morning's meeting, we all discussed about the problems that are facing our company."

  5. What a fantastic and useful lesson. I'm .. very impressed, or maybe I should say .. I'm gobsmacked. How can I reward you Anna?

  6. Actually I am more familiar with those wise words than with a commonly spoken English language. Pehaps because wi have those words in our language. Probably becasue those words have Latin origin, and our language was also under Latin influense.

  7. Thank you Anna for your endeavour and such a useful lessons. I personally would appreciate it if you focus on academic and business english sometimes. Regards.

  8. Business English is area of my interest and it would be so great if you could do more videos about this topic because there are few channels teaching this and you are such a great teacher. The way you teach, explain and elaborate is so good and engaging the learners.

  9. Hi madam how's it going.
    You've made a little probably unseen mistake which is the phrase is in plural so it should be " the electric hand driers have been accepted".

  10. Thank you very much, I started to listen to you just this week but really you're an excellent teacher I Ike the way you explain the lesson and in fact I fond in British accent.

  11. I struggle a lot with professional and sophisticational words, due to their complexities; unfortunately. Interesting video Anna English I liked this video yes!!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜…

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  14. Purchase
    Invoice
    The new invoice arrived early
    Manage
    Prevent
    Return
    Return to the office

    Solve
    I Solved the issue
    Suggest
    I have a suggested

  15. Organise
    Respond
    Thank you for responded my email
    Discuss
    I discussed this month
    Explain
    I have explained
    Inform
    I informed him
    Remind
    I reminded you
    Accept
    I accept her holidays
    Reject …..negative
    Success

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