The AMA Handbook of Business Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Style, Grammar, Usage, Punctuation, Construction, and Formatting

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Same

Don’t use same to refer to the subject of a sentence.

Incorrect: Your letter arrived and I acknowledge the same with thanks.

Correct: Your letter arrived and I acknowledge it with thanks.


Sarcasm

Sarcasm is a figure of speech that describes a passage where the author means the opposite of what is actually said. Sarcasm is a form of irony. Sarcastic remarks are often rude or humorous.

Example: Maybe you should talk on the phone a little louder. I don’t
think everyone in the office could hear your conversation.


Satire

Satire is a literary technique where an author makes fun of someone or something in order to create a negative opinion. Satire often uses humor to ridicule the subject.

An author often uses satire to express a strong opinion about someone or something in order to damage or ruin the subject of the satire.


Screen

See Display, Monitor, Screen.

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