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ERIC Number: ED172224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Removing Ambiguity in Technical Writing.
Rodman, Lilita
Maintaining that two kinds of ambiguity--ambiguous prepositional phrases and ambiguous modification of conjoined elements--account for a large number of ambiguous sentences in technical writing, this paper presents an algebraic analysis of each kind of ambiguity. It then suggests a number of ways in which each ambiguity may be unclear. By using this kind of analysis, the paper offers ways for a writer to clarify ambiguities and offers rules for the use of the technical writer who discovers such ambiguities while proofreading. (TJ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (30th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 5-7, 1979)