BUSINESS ENGLISH

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MEMOS

A memo is an internal letter or short report sent from one person to another working in the same company.

(Memo is short for Memorandum)

A memo always uses a strong verb to express the objective. The following are examples of strong verbs:

apprise
direct
evaluate
inform
notify
order
recommend
request
survey
determine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at the memo below. Which of the words from the list above have been used?

MEMORANDUM

DATE: October 3, 1996
TO: Greg Hogan
FROM: Joe Greene
SUBJECT: Scholarship Candidates - Course 430


This is to notify you that the following candidates have passed course 430: Avoiding CTD Injuries During Construction and Renovation with a high distinction.

They have been recommended for scholarship candidacy. Please determine their interest level and notify me by Monday 17th of this month.
Jim Blair
Judy Rylant
John Martin
Joe Smith
Rudy Doe