Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Are you using certain English words in your emails that make you sound weak or not confident?

Find out the 5 words that you should eliminate from your English emails today.

Lily Herman posted an article on The Muse with these 5 words that make you sound less confident when you use them in an email.

Let’s review them today.

The 5 Words to Eliminate:


  • “Just”: Don’t start an email and say “Just checking in” or “I just wanted to say hi.” If you add “just” it takes away from what you are saying. It sounds less confident and less direct. You make it sound like you think you are bothering someone.


  • “Hopefully”: This sounds like you don’t have any firm expectations or that you aren’t committing to anything. This indicates that you aren’t reliable and that people can’t count on you.


  • “Actually”: This has become a filler word. It can be kind of annoying. It often doesn’t communicate much. It can sound redundant and not necessary.


  • “Kind of”: This makes you sound hesitant.


  • “Sorry”: This is important to use in many situations and when you have done something wrong you must say it but don’t overuse the word. When you don’t need to apologize for something you don’t need to say “sorry.” This could make you sound weak in business.


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