How to communicate with your coworkers in English

Having information about the functions of your coworkers  within the company is very important, especially if you need to ask them for something related to yours. Come on, it’s not a bad idea to ask who does what from time to time. It’s just about knowing how to ask questions and then listening carefully. In the following sections we propose three ways to ask about the person you have to talk to in some situations. So do not lose detail because your integration into an English-speaking team could depend  on it!

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1. Who should I talk to if…?

Who should you talk to if you have a problem, if you have a doubt, if you need a hand? Who should you talk to if you have a problem, if you have a question, if you need help?

Keep in mind three things: first, in English we cannot start the question with a preposition; second, the equivalent of talking to is to talk to , and not to talk with; and third should I is pronounced as if it were a single word: / shhhúdai / .

Who should I talk to if I have a problem? Who should I talk to if I have a problem?
Who should I talk to if I have a question? Who should I talk to if I have a doubt?
Who do I have to talk to if I need help with that? Who should I talk to if I need a hand with
that?

 

2. Who should I go to when / about…?

Here is a variant: we use the verb to go to followed by when / about : Who should I go to when / about…? Who have to go when / to talk about …? Again, you are prohibited from beginning the question with a preposition: To who should I…?  It is incorrect. Observe:

Who should I go to when I have a question? Who should I go to when I have a doubt?
Who do I have to go to talk about it? Who should I go to about that?
Who do I go to when I need help with something? Who should I go to when I need a hand with something?

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3. Who’s the go-to person for…?

And finally, here we have a somewhat more sophisticated way of asking the same questions as in the previous section. Now we are asking for the person to go to. In other words, the verb to go to has become an adjective,  go-to , which defines the person to go to. The following is the preposition for and a pronoun or a noun: for that, for foreign investors, for advice . Practice it with the following examples:

Who is the person to go to talk about it? Who’s the go-to person for that?
Who is the person to go to for information about investors? Who’s the go-to person for information on investors?
Who is the person to go to for advice on foreign investors? Who’s the go-to person for advice on foreign investors?

Key tip: talk to your peers, fearlessly

Shows interest in each of his companions asked about their lives profesionale s and always with discretion on aspects of their personal lives. This way it will be easier for you to fit in and, in addition, you will have it easier when you need something from someone to do your job.

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