plain English phrase book

A B-C D E F-H I J-L M-O P-Q R-S T-Z

Use the alphabetical shortcuts above to narrow down your choice. Then type the key word or phrase you want to look up, or scroll down the drop-down list that will appear once you tap on or click in the search box.

 

Tap on or click the word or phrase you want and our suggestion will appear below. Often you'll find some advice on using our suggestion, or an explanation of why it's important to put this idea in plain English.

 

As this is the preview version of the phrase book, you'll find that only the 'A' shortcut works. In the full version of the phrase book there are hundreds of entries to help you use everyday language when you write.