Saturday, January 23, 2016

650 How to avoid ambiguities in writing English Formal Communications? फार्मल कम्यूनिकेशन्स में अस्पष्टताओं को कैसा निवारण करना ? అధికారిక సందేశాల్లో, పధ్ధతి ప్రకారం పంపాల్సిన సందేశాల్లో, అస్పష్టతను నివారించటం ఎలా ?

After the Hyderabad Central University (University of Hyderabad), now the Central University of Rajasthan is in news. Of course, again, for wrong reasons. Umesh Kishore Jonwal, pursuing doctorate from Rajasthan Central University moved the court accusing the varsity of arbitrary termination and harassment at the hands of Vice Chancellor A.K. Pujari and seven professors.

For those who wish to read this News Report at Deccan Chronicle.Com, here is the link:-- यह दक्कन क्रानिकल.काम सूचना को देखना चाहे तो , निम्नोक्त लिंक को क्लिक कीजिये। ఈ వార్తను దక్కన్ క్రానికల్.కామ్ లో చదువ దలిస్తే, ఈ క్రింది లింకును క్లిక్ చేయండి. Click to go to Deccanchronicle.com.

How to avoid ambiguities in writing English Formal Communications? फार्मल कम्यूनिकेशन्स में अस्पष्टताओं को कैसा निवारण करना ? అధికారిక సందేశాల్లో, పధ్ధతి ప్రకారం పంపాల్సిన సందేశాల్లో, అస్పష్టతను నివారించటం ఎలా ?



News papers and channels, continuously face a problem of "meeting the deadlines". Consequently, they will not have time to have a second look or verify their news reports, about grammatical correctness, spellings, clarity of communications etc. Besides, they have a problem of space. Hence, we cannot find fault with them, when occasionally, inadvertantly, ambiguous Headlines appear.

I am writing this for the benefit of those learners of English language, who are likely to write business communications in English language, as a part of their careers. In case of business communications, lack of clarity can sometimes lead to losses, or lack of consensus id idem (same opinion between two persons about a particular thing), or delayed despatches, or erroneous despatches. Hence, whether spellings are correct or not, grammar is correct or not, we have to concentrate on clarity of communications we send. The other party should act as per our expectations in sending the messages / letters / communications.

Example:

The Opening Sentence in the above news report, drew my attention, with regard to ambiguities in communications.
The police have registered a case against them for allegedly harassing a Dalit scholar on direction of a local court.


Here, the clause "harassing a Dalit scholar on direction of a local court", gives an initial erroneous impression that harassment was made on the directions of the Court, which is not correct.

The correct interpretation in the above sentence: On the directions of the Court, the Police have registered a case.

Suggested Improvements for avoiding this type of ambiguities

One option: On the directions of the Court, the Police have registered a case against them for allegedly harassing a Dalit Scholar.

Second option: The Police have, on the directions of the Court, registered a case against them for harassing a Dalit Scholar.

Third option: Placing a comma after the phrase "Dalit Scholar", can only partially help.

A simple English Vocabulary Quiz

1. Find the oddman out:
a) jalopy b) flivver c) hooptie d) limo.

2. Find the oddman out:
a) acker b) pimple c) vermillon d) zit.

3. Find the oddman out:
a) pigeon b) rebel c) tippler d) wagon.

4. Find the oddman out:
a) bake b) boil c) creek d) sear.

5. Find the oddman out:
a) beat b) conquer c) skittle d) scoff.

6. Find the oddman out:
a) adjudge b) joust c) combat d) tilt

7. Find the oddman out:
a) frailty b) infirmness c) fragile d) agility

8. Find the oddman out:
a) mantle b) pall c) rack d) creek.

9. Find the Oddman out:
a) embrace b) embarrass c) hug d) cuddle.

Find the Oddman out:
a) procrastinate b) hasten c) expedite d) accelerate

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Did Bookies tell Australians to lose the last One-day Cricket International Match (Fifth Match). It appears so. क्या सटोरियों , आस्ट्रेलियन्स को कहा कि, भारत से खेला हुआ एक दिन क्रिकॆट माच को हार जाना ? భారత్ తో ఆడిన ఒక రోజు క్రికెట్ మాచ్ లో ఓడిపొమ్మని ఆస్ట్రేలియన్లకు బుక్కీలు చెప్పారా ? అలానే కనిపిస్తుంది.

To continue and revise this, with more proof.. सशेष. సశేషం.

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