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Chapter 12: Help-Wanted Applying Hyphens and Numbers Correctly

Chapter 12: Help-Wanted Applying Hyphens and Numbers Correctly

Activity A. Building English Power Hyphens and Number Usage

  1. Employers are interested in self-motivated individuals who are well informed about the firm's products.

  2. The regular conference fee is $20; members have a 10 percent discount.

  3. Applicants should send a follow-up letter to thank the interviewer.

  4. The well-known speaker Dr. Robert Reed will present a two-day workshop on self-assertiveness.

  5. The applicant's interview was scheduled for 2 p.m. at the company's headquarters at One Park Row.

  6. The firm budgeted $1.2 million for renovation of its 50-story building.

  7. At the conference, the vice president of the firm remarked that the sales force will be reduced by one-third by mid-April.

  8. The new contract includes a three-week vacation for employees who have been in the company for five years.

  9. Home-based work is a good option for part-time employment.

  10. The 12-page manual will give you detailed, step-by-step instructions for the new computer software.

  11. Seventeen- and eighteen-year-olds are encouraged to find volunteer internships to gain hands-on experience.

  12. Entry-level jobs have become more demanding with the need for higher technical skills.

  13. The president of the company is well known in the electric utility industry.

  14. Some individuals prefer the freedom of a freelance job rather than a traditional 8-hour position.

  15. Twenty applicants were interviewed for the three positions as paralegals.

Activity B. Building Word Power

  1. modulated

  2. teleconferencing

  3. human resources

  4. commitment

  5. assertiveness

  6. assess

  7. internship

  8. preliminary

  9. crucial


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