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Газетный функциональный стиль. R yerson University, Canada Egerton Ryerson Как готовят журналистов. Good journalistic English . Limit the number of ideas in each sentence Use the active voice whenever possible Be positive Avoid monotony Use specific words

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RyersonUniversity, Canada

Egerton Ryerson

Как готовят журналистов

good journalistic english
Good journalistic English
  • Limit the number of ideas in each sentence
  • Use the active voice whenever possible
  • Be positive
  • Avoid monotony
  • Use specific words
  • Strike out meaningless modifiers
good journalistic english4
Good journalistic English
  • Avoid needless repetition (once is enough, twice a feast, thrice a felony)
  • Avoid monologophobia (a monologophobe would rather walk down Yonge Street naked than be caught using the same word more than once in three lines of type)
  • Care for meanings
  • Avoid cliches like the plague
tight writing
Tight writing

Following is a list of multi-syllable words

and fat, vague or unnecessary words and

phrases accompanied by their lean


strike out meaningless modifiers
Strike out meaningless modifiers

A great many timesOften, frequently

At about 9 p.m.About 9 p.m.

or At 9 p.m.

A little less than Almost

A small number Few

A large number of Many

tight writing7
Tight writing

A sufficient number of Enough

A majority of Most

Advance reservations Reservations

As a general rule Usually

Approximately About

Complete monopoly Monopoly

Despite the fact that Although

tight writing8
Tight writing

Due to the fact that Because

Each year Annually

Every week Weekly

Every day Daily

His proposal includes His proposal is

In the event that If

In respect to About, on

In spite of Despite

verbal insanity
Verbal insanity

The farm was used to produce produce

The farm was used to produceproduce

The dump was so full its manager had to

refuse more refuse

The dump was so full its manager had to

refuse more refuse

We must polish the Polish furniture

We must polish the Polish furniture

Домашнее задание:

Since there is no time like the present, he

thought it was time to present the present

I did not object to the object

The insurance for the invalid was invalid

They were too close to the door to close it.

Let’s face it — English is a crazy

language. It sometimes seems all English

speakers should be committed to an

asylum for the verbally insane.

There is no egg in eggplant, no ham in

hamburger; neither apple nor pine in

pineapple. English muffins weren’t

invented in England nor french fries in

France. Sweetmeats are candies, while

sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are


Among the language’s paradoxes, we find

that quicksand can work slowly, boxing

rings are square and a guinea pig is

neither from Guinea nor a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers

don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and

hammers don’t ham?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance

be the same, while a wise man and a

wise guy are opposites?

question is the following sentence punctuated correctly
Question: Is the following sentence punctuated correctly?

"The goal of our conferences is to provide you with pertinent, useful information that will help you perform your job responsibilities more effectively and efficiently, thus enabling you to add value to your organization."

answer yes but at 34 words and 187 characters it s a little long try this
Answer: Yes, but at 34 words and 187 characters, it's a little long. Try this:

"Our conferences give you information to help you work smarter and faster, adding value to your organization."(17 words, 92 characters)