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Use words in their proper sense. Avoid exaggerations. Avoid useless circumlocution and "fine writing." Be careful in the use of "not … and," "any," "but," "only," "not … or," "that." 4 a. Be careful in the use of ambiguous words, e.g. "certain." Be careful in the use of "he," "it," "they," "these," &c. Report a speech in the First Person, where necessary to avoid ambiguity. 6 a. Use the Third Person where the exact words of the speaker are not intended to be given. 6 b. Omission of "that" in a speech in the Third Person. When you use a Participle implying "when," "while," "though," or "that," show clearly by the context what is implied.
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Edwin Abbott Abbott FBA was an English schoolmaster, theologian, and Anglican priest, and author.


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