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Chapter 13 Finding Exact Words and Adjusting Tone (pg 264-282) Use and Wording. Don’t use three syllables when one will do - demonstrate = - endeavor = - initiate = Weak “Six rectangular grooves around the outside edge of the steel plate are needed for the pressure clamps to fit into. Revised “Six rectangular grooves on the steel plate perimeter accommodate the pressure clamps.” Avoid . Useless jargon is adding – wise ending to nouns or adding –ize ending to verbs. Example : Don’t invent “ expensewise ” from “expense” or “prioritize” from “priority.” Acronyms can be useful form jargon ISDN = (Integrated Services Digital Network) Avoid or Wording. Euphemisms and exaggeration can be misleading to an audience. Example : When “ criminals ” become “offenders ” the meaning is lost. Beware of the differences among these words Few rarely Some sometimes Many often All always Be careful with homonyms to avoid imprecision. Affect vs Effect
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