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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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Business Documents Figures xxiii
  • Introduction xxv
  • Acknowledgments xxvii
  • Section 1 - The Writing Process 1
  • Section 2 - The Business Writer’s Alphabetical Reference 31
  • A 33
  • B 88
  • C 103
  • D 153
  • E 178
  • F 195
  • G 209
  • H 214
  • J 250
  • K 252
  • L 255
  • M 268
  • N 280
  • O 296
  • P 301
  • Q 342
  • R 347
  • S 358
  • T 388
  • U 407
  • V 412
  • W 418
  • X- Y Z 423
  • Section 3 - Sample Business Documents 425
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