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Index - Pg. 177

Index A bstract nouns, 112 113 Abstract words, 113 114 Abstracts, 144 Active verbs, 106 110 Ad hominem attack, 25 Addressee, 40 12 Addresses, format, 40 All right vs. alright, 97 Among vs. between, 97 Amount vs. number, 97 Annual reports, 50 Antecedent, 85 Apostrophe, 127 128 Argument, constructing, 23 Audience, 4 5 organizational level, 6 8 personal characteristics, 8 9 technical expertise, 7 Audit reports, 50 Charts, 47 Chat rooms, 159 160 Chronology sequence method, 31 32 Clauses, 58, 101 Clear reference principle, 85 Clichés, 116 117 Closing, in letters, 42 43 Cold words, 94 Collaborative writing, 51 52 Colon, 126 Commas, 123 125 Comma splice, 64 Communication paths, 5 7 Communication, electronic 158 165 Compared to vs. compared with vs. contrast with, 97 Comparison sequence method, 33 34 Complex sentences, 59 60 Compound sentences, 58 59 Computers, use in writing, 157 158 Concise writing, 99 103 Conclusion, 49 Concrete language, 110 116 Concrete nouns, 112 Condensing, 101 102 Connotation, 79 80, 92 95 Content, 3 Contrast with vs. compared with vs. compared to, 97 Copyright protection, 163 164 Denotation, 79 80 Details, 26 27. See also Evidence Developing topic, 22 27Dictionaries, 76 79 Direct object, 106 Direct organization pattern, 27 28 Directories, online, 143 Disinterested vs. uninterested, 97 E - mail, 158 B ackup copies, 162 Bandwagon approach, 25 Begging the question, 24 Between vs. among, 97 Block format, 40 Body letter, 42, 43 45 proposals, 48 49 Bookmarks, 142 Books, as sources, 147 148 Bring vs. take, 97 Business letters. See Letters Business records. See Records 159 memorandum format, 45 privacy, 162 163 e.g. (for example), 125 Editing, 133 134 Either/or argument, 24 Electronic bulletin boards 159 160 Ellipsis, 130 Emphasis, 62 64 End marks, 122 123 Evidence. See also Details criteria, 23 organizing, 29 35 Exclamation point, 123 Executive summary, 48 External proposal, 48 External readers, 7 F acts. See Evidence False analogy, 24 Faulty reasoning, 24 Feedback questions, 140 Fewer vs. less, 98 Figuratively vs. virtually vs. literally, 98 Fillers, 99 100 Fonts. See Layout Formal outline, 20 21 C an vs. may, 97 Categorization sequence method, 32 Cause and effect sequence method, 33 Central point, 58 D angling modifiers, 70 Dash, 126 127 Databases, 143 144 Definition, 77 Delivery, of letters, 44 71 © American Management Association. All rights reserved. 177