DICTION(1) General Commands Manual DICTION(1)NAME
diction, explain - print wordy sentences; thesaurus for diction
diction [ -ml ] [ -mm ] [ -n ] [ -f pfile ] file ...
Diction finds all sentences in a document that contain phrases from a data base of bad or wordy diction. Each phrase is bracketed with [
]. Because diction runs deroff before looking at the text, formatting header files should be included as part of the input. The default
macro package -ms may be overridden with the flag -mm. The flag -ml which causes deroff to skip lists, should be used if the document con-
tains many lists of non-sentences. The user may supply her/his own pattern file to be used in addition to the default file with -f pfile.
If the flag -n is also supplied the default file will be suppressed.
Explain is an interactive thesaurus for the phrases found by diction.
SEE ALSO deroff(1)BUGS
Use of non-standard formatting macros may cause incorrect sentence breaks. In particular, diction doesn't grok -me.
7th Edition May 10, 1986 DICTION(1)
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style(1) General Commands Manual style(1)NAME
style - Analyzes surface characteristics of a document.
style [-ml] [-mm] [-a] [-e] [-l num] [-r num] [-p] [-P] file...
Displays all sentences with their length and readability index. Displays all sentences that begin with an expletive. Displays all sen-
tences longer than num. Skips lists in the document. Overrides the default -ms macro package. Displays parts of speech of the words in
the document. Displays all sentences that contain a passive verb. Displays all sentences whose readability index is greater than num.
The style command analyzes the surface characteristics of the writing style of a document. It reports on readability, sentence length and
structure, word length and usage, verb type, and sentence openers. Because style runs deroff before looking at the text, formatting header
files should be included as part of the input. The default macro package -ms may be overridden with the -mm option. The -ml option, which
causes deroff to skip lists, should be used if the document contains many lists that contain non-sentences. Use the other options to locate
sentences with certain characteristics.
Use of non-standard formatting macros may cause incorrect sentence breaks.
Commands: deroff(1), diction(1)style(1)
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