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Reader-Friendly Reports: A No-nonsense Guide to Effective Writing for MBAs, Consultants, and Other Professionals by Carter Daniel

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STRONG SENTENCES AND CLEAR STYLE

The Nature of Grammar and Dictionaries

Before getting to the actual rules and suggestions, let us pause a moment to say something about the nature of “correctness” in language. Practically nobody today (other than linguistics experts) seems to understand anything about grammar—what it is, where it came from, what it’s for, and so on. So this section will begin by clarifying a few points.

Image Grammar rules are not legislated. There’s no committee in the sky that decides what is or isn’t correct.

Image Grammar rules are not ...

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