Top 5 Tips: Email Mistakes

Do you have any bad habits?

We all have one or two bad habits.  And I'm not talking about biting your fingernails when you are stressed at work or ordering too much fast food online when you are feeling lazy.   I'm talking about bad habits in your language (in Turkish and in English).  The danger with forming bad language habits is that the words you say can become meaningless or the meaning of the word can change.  Here is an example from America:  In America, we say 'literally' too much and we use it incorrectly more often than we use it correctly.  If you Google the definition of 'literally', the first definition is the old (correct) meaning and the second definition is the new (incorrect) meaning.  Americans used the word incorrectly so much, the dictionary had to change!  

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Sometimes, whole countries develop bad language habits.  In our latest video, we want to show you the top 5 email mistakes made by the whole country of Turkey.  After almost 10 years of teaching Turkish professionals, I guarantee that your emails have a least 3 or 4 of these mistakes, but the good news is:  these are easy habits to break!  Check out the video and take the quiz!


5 Most Common Email Mistakes

Take the quiz to see if you have mastered these common mistakes.  

At Dragoman Akademi, we don't really believe in a,b,c,d answers.  Let's see if you really have mastered this topic.  Our academic team will review your answers and send you personal feedback.  

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My mother mentioned that she saw one of my old classmates from high school while she was shopping the other day.
Was the common mistake used correctly or incorrectly in the above sentence?
Our manager demanded that we schedule an office meeting at a convenient time next week.
Was this common mistake used correctly or incorrectly in the above sentence?
I have to ask a favor, and I apologize in advance. Could you check the archives to find out which employees retired in 2008? Thank you for your understanding.
Was the common mistake used correctly or incorrectly in the above sentence?
Would you like to join my book club? We meet every Saturday and discuss about a different book every month.
Were the common mistakes used correctly or incorrectly in the above sentence?
The above email includes many common mistakes. From your personal perspective, please edit and correct the email.