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Glossary of Technical Writing

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Abtract nouns often end with ____ or ____ and are often followed by the preposition ___.
"-tion" or "-ment" and are often followed by the prepostion "of."
________-voice sentences emphasize the person (or thing) performing the action --- that is, somebody (or something) does something.
Active
The way you choose to express an idea, as opposed to the content of the idea itself.
Style
Writers adopt particular _______ for different contexts.
Styles
What are the five main stylistic goals?
1. Writing clear sentences.
2. Being concise.
3. Being accurate in wording.
4. Using the active voice.
5. Using nonsexist language.
What is one particulary important aspect of style?
Tone.
Through ______ you express an attitude in your writing.
tone
A _____ lacks a subject or verb or both and it thus must always relate to or modify another part of the sentence.
phrase
Concise writing depends more on verbs than it does on _______.
nouns
_______-voice sentences emphasize the recipient of the action itself --- that is, something is being done to something by somebody.
Passive

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