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The AMA Handbook of Business Writing by Jennifer WAUSON, Kevin WILSON

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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 ...

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