Writing Styles (with Examples)

Daily Writing Tips

Two Examples of Style. Original post: Writing Styles (with Examples). You’ve probably heard writers (or teachers, or critics) talk about “style” in writing. What exactly is style, though?

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Introducing Examples

Daily Writing Tips

mean ‘for example’? to mean “for example” or “an example.” Sometimes I spell out “for example.” And when I’m feeling academic, I use e.g. to introduce a list of examples. A reader has asked me about my use of the abbreviation Ex. Does [Ex.]

2015 89

7 Examples of Incorrect Punctuation with Quotation Marks

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Each example is followed by a discussion of the problem and a revision that provides a solution. Original post: 7 Examples of Incorrect Punctuation with Quotation Marks. This post points out common errors committed when reporting what has been said or written.

2018 94

5 Fantastic Examples of Eco Sticker Design

Eco-Office Gals

Creating custom stickers is an art form so lets look at some great examples to help you on the way ecooffice-gals chatted with custom sticker experts Blue Bee Printing who recommended some cool eco sticker examples to get inspired from. Take for example the above design.

2015 158

3 Examples of Interpolated Coordination

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Discussions following the examples explain the problem, and revisions demonstrate the solution. Original post: 3 Examples of Interpolated Coordination.

2018 60

3 Examples of Dangling Modifiers

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Discussion after each example explains the problem, and revisions demonstrate solutions. Original post: 3 Examples of Dangling Modifiers.

2018 62

6 Cool Examples of Successful Niche Businesses

The Solopreneur Life

Here are six examples of how enterprising solopreneurs identified needs, created fabulous niches, and built thriving businesses. Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation” Cash Flow: The #1 Threat To Solopreneur Businesses. T he secret to a successful niche business is realizing that it isn’t about you. It’s about the customer.” ” —Glenda Ervin, vice president of marketing for Lehman’s. Ervin is absolutely correct.

2012 191

3 Examples of Incorrect Use of Semicolons

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Discussion following each example explains why the use of one or more semicolons is an error, and revisions demonstrate proper punctuation. Original post: 3 Examples of Incorrect Use of Semicolons. In each of the following sentences, semicolons are incorrectly employed.

2018 70

3 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

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n each of the following examples, placement of a phrase obfuscates the sentence’s narrative flow. Original post: 3 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers. Discussion and a revision follow each sentence.

2017 65

3 Examples of Problems with Parallel Structure

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Discussion following each example explains the problem, and revisions illustrate solutions. Original post: 3 Examples of Problems with Parallel Structure. In each of the following sentences, sentence construction obscures the complementary relationship between parallel phrases.

2018 63

3 Examples of Erroneous Case Style

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In each of the following examples, a phrase employs incorrect treatment as to whether one or more words begin with uppercase or lowercase letters. Original post: 3 Examples of Erroneous Case Style.

2018 64

5 Examples of Confused Sentences

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The following five sentences illustrate various ways in which the wrong word order or choice of phrasing can obfuscate meaning; discussion and a revision follows each example. When writers neglect to take sufficient care in forming sentences, confusion and error can easily result.

2016 71

5 Examples of Repetition and Redundancy

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In each of the following sentences, repetition of words or phrases or redundant use of similar terms is easily eliminated, as described in the explanations and shown in the revisions that follow each example. Original post: 5 Examples of Repetition and Redundancy.

2017 66

The Value of Giving Examples

Business Writing

I was on a United Airlines flight from Seattle to San Francisco this week, when a flight attendant said something I had never heard before. Usually at the end of a flight, passengers hear an announcement about checking around them. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

2010 148

3 Examples of Mismatched Inflectional Endings

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In each of the following examples, discussions explain this point in greater detail, and revisions illustrate adherence to this rule. Original post: 3 Examples of Mismatched Inflectional Endings.

2017 65

5 Examples of Insufficient Hyphenation

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The error here is the same as the second one in the previous example — the lack of a hyphen creates the impression that the last word in a phrasal adjective is itself modified by the preceding word or words. Original Post: 5 Examples of Insufficient Hyphenation.

2013 100

3 Examples of Restructuring In-Line Lists

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A discussion and a revision after each example explains the error and illustrates a solution. Similar to the previous example, because the distinct items are clearly indicated by parallel use of verbs, no hand-holding replacement of commas with semicolons is necessary in this case.).

2017 60

Translating Yearly Goals into Monthly and Weekly Goals – An Example

Simple Productivity Blog

Today I wanted to give you a concrete example. The post Translating Yearly Goals into Monthly and Weekly Goals – An Example appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. Last week I talked about how setting yearly goals, then generating monthly, weekly and daily goals and tasks can bring you to completion quickly. More great content can be found on the site at SimpleProductivityBlog.com.,

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Leading by Example

Business Writing

Over the past 1.5 days, I taught a business writing course for internal auditors. Throughout the program the vice president of internal auditing participated wholeheartedly in every learning activity. He shared his knowledge, admitted his knowledge gaps, and communicated his.

2010 109

3 Examples of Strengthening Parallel Structure

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Discussion and a revision follows each example. Original post: 3 Examples of Strengthening Parallel Structure. In each of the sentences below, misplacement of a word, or absence of a word, presents an obstacle to comprehension. These regulations either need to be revised or repealed.

2017 66

5 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

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Consider these examples. Original Post: 5 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers. You’ve heard that timing is everything. In writing, however, placement takes first place when it comes to conveying meaning. So far, the book has only come out in Italian.”. It has only come out in Italian?

2013 100

3 More Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

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Original post: 3 More Examples of Misplaced Modifiers. Words and phrases that provide additional information to clarify relationships between people, places, or things should, for the sake of clarity, be carefully placed to aid readers in understanding a statement.

2017 66

A Fine Example of Meeting Readers' Needs

Business Writing

I am away on a writing retreat on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and I took myself to Doc's Marina Grill for dinner tonight. The menu included something I have never seen on a menu before, yet it makes perfect sense for. Best Picks Writing Tips

2013 126

3 Examples of Confusion Caused by Missing Words

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Discussion after each example explains the problem, and a revision to each sentence provides a clarifying solution. Original post: 3 Examples of Confusion Caused by Missing Words. In each of the sentences below, omission of a small but key word muddles the statement’s meaning.

2018 69

3 Examples of Dashing to the Rescue

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To properly signal an abrupt syntactical change or clearly indicate syntactical hierarchy, consider replacing one or two commas with a dash or two, as described in a discussion and shown in a revision following each of the examples in this post.

2017 58

3 Examples of How a Comma Can Change Meaning

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Omission of a lowly comma often alters the intent of a sentence, as demonstrated in the following examples, each followed by discussion and a revision. Original post: 3 Examples of How a Comma Can Change Meaning.

2017 76

What Is Irony? (With Examples)

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Here are some examples of irony (or the lack of): Is it ironic that I posted a video about how boring and useless Facebook is on Facebook? With Examples). Recently I was walking and talking with my co-worker, who happens to be a freelance writer and aspiring journalist.

2010 114

5 Examples of How Hyphens Help

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Original Post: 5 Examples of How Hyphens Help. Confusion about whether or not to use a hyphen remains one of the most common mechanical problems in writing. Here are five sentences in which hyphens are erroneously omitted. The head on crash sent three people to the hospital.”.

2013 109

The Glamorous Life of the Solopreneur, Example No. 83

The Solopreneur Life

T he solopreneur life — it’s so, so glamorous! The home on the beach, the 4-hour work weeks, the world travel, the wealth and riches! If you’re a regular reader of my columns, you know that I’m kidding. Griffin. This week our dog Griffin had, ahem, bowel issues.

2012 179

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation”

The Solopreneur Life

As an example of what niche creation looks like, consider the story of Bob Chandler, the St. S olopreneurs are frequently encouraged to “find your niche.” ” I disagree with that advice. Don’t find your niche. Create your niche.

5 Examples of Faulty Parallel Structure

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Here are five examples of sentences in which parallel structure is flawed, with a discussion of each error. Similar to the previous example, in this sentence, the three items in this list can share a preposition, or each can have its own (not necessarily the same one used three times).

2016 72

3 Examples of How Missing Words Cause Confusion

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Original post: 3 Examples of How Missing Words Cause Confusion. In each of the following sentences, the absence of a word or phrase is an obstacle to clarity. Discussion after each sentence explains the problem, and a revision provides the solution.

2018 61

5 More Examples of Extraneous Hyphens

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Original Post: 5 More Examples of Extraneous Hyphens. When it comes to hyphens, prose is often in a state of disequilibrium: Sometimes there are too many, and sometimes there are too few, but careful writers learn when the number of hyphens is just right.

2013 101

5 More Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

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An auditing organization is identified in this sentence as an example of consumers’ personal information. Make sure that when you shoehorn additional information into a sentence, it is being wedged in at a location where its relationship to a word or phrase is clear.

2016 62

3 Examples of Proper Attribution of Quotations

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Original Post: 3 Examples of Proper Attribution of Quotations. Of the 230 companies we inventoried in 1984, 54 had gone out of business or been taken over by 1987. From 1981 to 1994, we lost 84 percent,’ said Smith.”.

2013 88

3 Examples of How Semicolons Strengthen a Sentence

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Semicolons help clarify construction of sentences.

2016 74

When Not to Write--An Example

Business Writing

2010 122

7 Examples of Valid Passive Construction

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Original Post: 7 Examples of Valid Passive Construction. One of the easiest principles of grammar to remember is to avoid the passive voice, or passive construction, but it’s just as essential to recall that this rule is not absolute. Passive construction has its place. Appropriate uses are described below.

2012 83

5 Examples of Extraneous Hyphens

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Here are examples of superfluous usage: 1. Original Post: 5 Examples of Extraneous Hyphens. Hyphens are helpful little things that aid in reader comprehension. Although confusion is not at great risk in phrases like “sharp-dressed man” (though the omission of the hyphen suggests that the passage literally refers to a dressed man who is sharp) others, such as “small-business owner,” can at the very least conjure distracting imagery if they omit the hyphen.

2011 69

Borders Books – An Example of Understanding the Customer Relationship

Make or Break Moments

The economy has taken its toll on all businesses, some more than others. But add to that fact, changing technology and the change in consumer buying habits and you have a more challenging operational situation. Borders Books announced yesterday that it is filing Chapter 11. On the same day I received a detailed email from the [.]. Communication Connecting Moments Borders books customer communication customer relationships Meet Up open communication

2011 127

5 Examples of Proper Style for Proper Nouns

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Here are five examples of proper nouns that illustrate the importance of verifying precise nomenclature and considering the context in which it is used. A similar example is the name of the National Institutes — not Institute — of Health.).

2013 94

5 Examples of the Need for Multiple Hyphenation

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These examples demonstrate the proper application of hyphens in such cases. Original Post: 5 Examples of the Need for Multiple Hyphenation.

2013 94

Business Writing: A Quick Example of Positive Language

Business Writing

2010 126