101 Commonly Confused Words in Bids, Tenders & Proposals
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First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
Epictus (AD55 - 135)
Greek sage and philosopher
If you are to produce an authoritative submission, you must know the precise meaning of every word, phrase and term that you use, and be sure to use it correctly.
Employing incorrect grammar and out-of-place terminology – whether as a result of ignorance, poor proofreading or a minimal “care factor” – speaks louder than the errant words themselves. Bottom line, it leads the client or customer to question your intelligence level and attention to detail . . . and thus, the experience they’ll have with you as their service provider or product supplier.
The English language features a huge array of words that loan themselves to misinterpretation, confused or other forms of wrongful use. (NB: Most times, your spelling or grammar checker won't pick up on these.) Yet common usage doesn't make a wrong, right. Anyone charged with producing documentation that represents his or her organisation in a competitive bidding process simply must know the correct word or phrase to use in any given instance.
With so much time, effort and budget having been invested in your Expression of Interest, Request for Proposal / Tender response or other form of submission, it’s worth having a ready reference guide at hand to help you pick up on these embarrassingly high-impact mistakes.
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