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diction(1)						      General Commands Manual							diction(1)

Name
       diction, explain - print wordy sentences; thesaurus for diction

Syntax
       diction [-ml] [-mm] [-n] [-f pfile] file...
       explain

Description
       The command finds all sentences in a document that contain phrases from a data base of bad or wordy diction.  Each phrase is bracketed with
       [ ].  Because runs before looking at the text, formatting header files should be included as part of the input.

       The command is an interactive thesaurus for the phrases found by diction.

Options
       -mm		   Overrides default macro package -ms.

       -ml		   Causes deroff to skip lists.

       -fpfile		   Specifies pattern file in addition to default file.	Note that you can specify the -n  flag	to  suppress  the  default
			   file.

Restrictions
       Use of non-standard formatting macros may cause incorrect sentence breaks.

See Also
       deroff(1)

																	diction(1)

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style(1)						      General Commands Manual							  style(1)

Name
       style - analyze surface characteristics of a document

Syntax
       style [-ml] [-mm] [-a] [-e] [-l num] [-r num] [-p] [-P] file...

Description
       The command analyzes the surface characteristics of the writing style of a document.  It reports on readability, sentence length and struc-
       ture, word length and usage, verb type, and sentence openers.  Because runs 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 to skip
       lists, should be used if the document contains many lists of non-sentences.  The other options are used to locate  sentences  with  certain
       characteristics.

Options
       -a Displays all sentences with their length and readability index.

       -e Displays all sentences that begin with an expletive.

       -l num
	  Displays all sentences longer than num.

       -ml
	  Skips lists in document.

       -mm
	  Overrides the default macro package -ms.

       -P Displays parts of speech of the words in the document.

       -p Displays all sentences that contain a passive verb.

       -r num
	  Displays all sentences whose readability index is greater than num.

Restrictions
       Use of non-standard formatting macros may cause incorrect sentence breaks.

See Also
       deroff(1), diction(1)

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