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If it is the case that simply means If. It is not the case means It is not so. Cassandra Do not use Cassandra just as a synonym for a prophet of doom. The most notable characteristic about her was that her predictions were always correct but never believed. Do not confuse it with one of the agents. Central Asian names see names. At every turn, every president, every minister, every government, every business, everyone everywhere is faced with challenges. No one nowadays has to face a change, difficulty, task or job.
Rather these are challenges — fiscal challenges, organisational challenges, structural challenges, regional challenges, demographic challenges, etc. Next time you grab the word challenge, drop it at once and think again.
The main point of the heading should therefore be to assist understanding, though if it does so amusingly, so much the better. If the subject of the chart or table is unambiguous because, say, it is in the middle of a story about Germany , the title need not reflect the subject.
In that case, however, the subtitle should clearly state: Number of occasions on which the word angst appears in German company reports, Chinese is a language. It may be either Mandarin or Cantonese.
Chinese names see names. That should serve as a warning. It can, however, be a useful, albeit ill-defined term to describe collectively all non-commercial organisations between the family and the state. But do not use it as a euphemism for ngos non-governmental organisations , which is how it is usually employed. It is then copied so often and so unthinkingly that the reader wearies of it, and groans. The ones most to be avoided are the latest, the trendiest.
Since they usually appeal to people who do not have the energy to pick their own words, they are often found in the wooden prose of bureaucrats, academics and businessmen, though journalese is far from immune. Can you speak the language of New Citizenship?
The advertisement went on, not surprisingly, to mention overall strategic leadership, effective governance, a board fully focused on delivery, a record of significant achievement in the Academic, Education, Voluntary or Business Sectors, a keen interest in integration and community cohesion, those experienced in social cohesion and the need for strong interpersonal skills.
A short article written by four European politicians for the International Herald Tribune July 3rd was in much the same vein. Perceptively, the authors added, It is clear we have a lot of hard work to do. Difficult decisions will have to be made. You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk? Can you commit to those parameters? These are usually from a film or television, or perhaps a politician.
Others come into use less wittingly, often from social scientists. Overused words and off-the-shelf expressions make for stale prose. You may collapse, but you may not collapse something. But in many other others it jars. Not only is it often unnecessary, it also purports to convey a sense of togetherness that may well not exist: The black community means blacks.
The business community means businessmen who are supposed to be competing, not colluding. The homosexual community means homosexuals or gays. The intelligence community means spies. The online community means geeks and nerds. The migration and development communities means ngos. The international community, if it means anything, means other countries, aid agencies or, just occasionally, the family of nations.
What the global community Financial Times, July 12th means is a mystery. Community is a word that crops up in the company of the meaningless jargon and vacuous expressions beloved of bombastic bureaucrats. Here is a selection of names that are sometimes spelt incorrectly. One thing may be many times more expensive than another. It cannot be many times cheaper The Economist, August 9th Indeed, it can be cheaper only by proportion that is less than one.
A different but similar mistake is to say that Zimbabweans have grown twice as poor under his stewardship The Economist, April 9th A is compared to B only when you want to stress their similarity.
To compound a felony means to agree for a consideration not to prosecute. It is also used, with different senses, as a noun and adjective. The Democratic coalition comprises women, workers, blacks and Jews. Women make up not comprise three-fifths of the Democratic coalition. Alternatively, Three-fifths of the Democratic coalition is composed of women. Continual admits of a break. If your neighbours play loud music every night, it is a continual nuisance; it is not a continuous one unless the music is never turned off.
In that context the word you want is persuade. The prime minister was persuaded to call a June election; he was convinced of the wisdom of doing so only after he had won. But take care. Does He could call an election in May mean He might call an election in May or He would be allowed to call an election in May?
Sometimes, however, it may be important to be precise. Holland, though a nice, short, familiar name, is strictly only two of the 11 provinces that make up the Netherlands, and the Dutch do not like the misuse of the shorter name.
So use the Netherlands. Ireland is simply Ireland. Although it is a republic, it is not the Republic of Ireland. Neither is it, in English, Eire.
Americans: Remember too that, although it is usually all right to talk about the inhabitants of the United States as Americans, the term also applies to everyone from Canada to Cape Horn. In a context where other North, Central or South American countries are mentioned, you should write United States rather than America or American, and it may even be necessary to write United States citizens.
USA and US are not to be used if they were they would spatter the paper , except in charts and as part of an official name eg, US Steel. Do not use the names of capital cities as synonyms for their governments. Britain will send a gunboat is fine, but London will send a gunboat suggests that this will be the action of the people of London alone.
To write Washington and Moscow now differ only in their approach to Havana is absurd. EU should not be used without first spelling out the European Union. Europe and Europeans may sometimes be used as shorthand for citizens of countries of the European Union, but be careful: there are plenty of other Europeans too.
Scandinavia is primarily Norway and Sweden, but the term is often used to include Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, which, with Finland, make up the Nordic countries. Madagascar: Malagasy is its adjective and the name of the inhabitants.
Note that a country is it, not she. But if there is a risk of misunderstanding, call it the Democratic Republic of Congo never drc. The other Congo can be Congo-Brazzaville if necssary. The river is now also the Congo. The people of either country are also Congolese. Its adjective is Kyrgyzstani, which is also the name of one of its inhabitants.
But Kirgiz is the noun and adjective of the language, and the adjective of Kirgiz people outside Kyrgyzstan. Follow local practice when a country changes the names of rivers, towns, etc, within it.
See also placenames. Turkic: adjective applied to one of the branches of the Ural-Altaic family of languages — Uighur, Kazan Tatar, Kirgiz. Turkmen: Turkoman or Turkomans living in Turkmenistan; adjective pertaining to them. Turkmenistani: adjective of Turkmenistan; also a native of that country. You cannot therefore build to a crescendo. Many of the economic and political troubles wrongly described as crises are really persistent difficulties, sagas or affairs.
If you want a verb, try criticise. Apart from those currencies that are written out in full see below , write the abbreviation followed by the number. China Properly, Chinese sums are expressed as, eg, 1 yuan rmb, meaning 1 yuan renminbi. Yuan, which means money, is the Chinese unit of currency.
Use yuan. See also figures; and currencies and measures in Part 3. Contemporary history is a contradiction in terms. If, say, ministers are to meet over two days, write on December 14th and 15th. Do not burden the reader with dates of no significance, but give a date rather than just last week, which can cause confusion.
This week and next week are permissible. Dates are often crucial to an account of events, but sentences and, even more, articles that begin with a date can be clumsy and off-putting. This week Congress is due to consider the matter is often better put as Congress is due to consider the matter this week.
The effect is even more numbing if a comma is inserted: This week, Congress is due to consider the matter, though this construction is sometimes merited when emphasis is needed on the date.
Do not deal drugs, horses, weapons, etc; deal in them. To depreciate is to lower in value. Thus a dilemma offers the choice between two alternatives, each with equally nasty consequences. Discrete means separate or distinct.
Answers sometimes are. Trevelyan Dominicans Take care. Do they come from Dominica? Or the Dominican Republic? Or are they friars? If you use the expression, make sure it is clear what you mean by it. Do not write It was cancelled due to rain. If you mean because of and for some reason are reluctant to say it, you probably want owing to.
It was cancelled owing to rain is all right. Dutch names see names. A divorcee may be male or female. Just www is enough: www. See also affect.
If cheap, say cheap. Energy-efficient is also dubious. Does it mean thrifty, economical or something else? Efficiency is the ratio of energy put out to energy put in. The matter was effectively dealt with on Friday means it was done well on Friday. The matter was, in effect, dealt with on Friday means it was more or less attended to on Friday. Effectively leaderless would do as a description of the demonstrators in East Germany in but not those in Tiananmen Square, also in An exclave is the same thing, viewed differently, if, and only if, it belongs to another country so Andorra and San Marino are not exclaves.
It does not mean immensity. Avoid the business environment, the school environment, the work environment, etc. Try to rephrase the sentence — conditions for business, at school, at work, etc. Surroundings can sometimes do the job. To say that Mr Putin was at the epicentre of the dispute suggests that the argument took place underground. The hypocentre, incidentally, is the place on the surface of the earth below an explosion which at Hiroshima in , for example, was metres above the ground.
It is the same as ground zero. Do not say John Sainsbury, the founder of the eponymous supermarket. Rather he was the eponymous founder of J. But also avoid mealy-mouthed euphemisms and terms that have not generally caught on despite promotion by pressure-groups. Ethnic meaning concerning nations or races, or even something ill-defined in between, is a useful word. But do not be shy of race and racial. After several years in which race was seen as a purely social concept, not a scientific one, the term is coming back among scientists as a shorthand way of speaking about genetic rather than cultural or political differences.
See also political correctness. Anglo-Saxon is not a synonym for English-speaking. Anglo-Saxon capitalism does not exist. Asians In Britain, but nowhere else, Asians is often used to mean immigrants and their descendants from the Indian subcontinent. Many such people are coming to dislike the term, and many foreigners must assume it means people from all over Asia, so take care.
Note that, even in the usage peculiar to Britain, Asian is not synonymous with Muslim. Black is shorter and more straightforward, but use either. People of mixed race in South Africa are Coloureds. Those Azeris who live in other places, such as Iran, are not Azerbaijanis. Spanish-speakers in the US When writing about Spanish- speaking people in the United States, use either Latino or Hispanic as a general term, but try to be specific eg, Mexican- American. Many Latin Americans eg, those from Brazil are not Hispanic.
This does not mean that good writers should be insensitive of giving offence: on the contrary, if you are to be persuasive, you would do well to be courteous. But a good writer owes something to plain speech, the English language and the truth, as well as to manners. Political correctness can be carried too far. So, in most contexts, offending behaviour is probably criminal behaviour. Female teenagers are girls, not women. Living with mobility impairment probably means wheelchair-bound.
Developing countries are often stagnating or even regressing try poor countries. The underprivileged may be disadvantaged, but are more likely just poor the very concept of underprivilege is absurd, since it implies that some people receive less than their fair share of something that is by definition an advantage or prerogative. It is sometimes useful to talk of human-rights abuses but often the sentence can be rephrased more pithily and accurately.
The army is accused of committing numerous human- rights abuses probably means The army is accused of torture and murder. Decommissioning weapons means disarming. Being economical with the truth famously means lying. A high net-worth individual is a rich man or rich woman.
Zero-percent financing means an interest-free loan. See also affirmative action. Euro-terms see capitals. A Labour Party ex-member has lost his seat; an ex-Labour member has lost his party. Do not use it as a synonym for murder. An extra-judicial execution is a contradiction in terms. Use fewer, not less, with numbers of individual items or people.
Deaths from this cause in the past three years were 14, 9 and 6. In all other cases, though, use figures for numerals from 11 upwards. Where precision is less important but it is nonetheless impossible to shoot off the fraction, words may look better: Though the beast was sold as two-year-old, it turned out to be two-and-a-half times that.
Fractions are more precise than decimals 3. But treat all numbers with respect. That usually means resisting the precision of more than one decimal place, and generally favouring rounding off. Beware of phoney over- precision.
Latin usage It is outdated to use Latin words. So, with figures, do not write per caput, per capita or per annum. In America it is sold in American gallons; in most other places it is sold in litres. Spell out billion and trillion though their conventional abbreviations are bn and trn. A quadrillion is a thousand trillion.
See also per cent. They decided, by nine votes to two, to put the matter to the general assembly which voted, 27 to 19, to insist that the ratio of vodka to tomato juice in a bloody mary should be at least one to three, though the odds of this being so in most bars were put at no better than 11 to 4. Richard Burton finally marries Liz Taylor would have been all right second time round but not first. Huge enterprises, like ge, gm, Ford, Microsoft and so on, should, by contrast, normally be called companies, although such outfits can sometimes be called firms for variety.
If you flout this distinction, you will flaunt your ignorance. It is shorter than concentrate and sharper than look at. But it is overused see page But try not to use foreign words and phrases unless there is no English alternative, which is unusual. Treat them as if they were in English. Note that book publishers follow different rules here.
See italics. Forensic medicine is medical jurisprudence. Forego means go before. A foregone conclusion is one that is predetermined; a forgone conclusion is non-existent. It usually causes confusion. Frankenstein was not the monster, but its creator. Either you have it free or you have it for nothing. A few hundred fresh bodies are being recovered every day, reported The Economist improbably, two months after a tsunami had struck. Use with care. In British English it can also mean copious, abundant or lavish.
Try to avoid it if you mean to finance or to pay for. It may be either the ratio of debt to equity or the ratio of debt to total capital employed. See also leverage. One is common in feminist writing, where the term has a technical meaning. In such a context it would be absurd to use the word sex; the term must be gender. But, in using it thus, try to explain what you mean by it. Even feminists do not agree on a definition. The primary use of gender, though, is in grammar, where it is applied to words, not people.
If someone is female, that is her sex, not her gender. So do not use gender as a synonym for sex. Gender studies probably means feminism. You can be a second-generation Frenchman, but if you are a second-generation immigrant it means you have left the country your parents came to.
German names see names. A man does not get sacked or promoted, he is sacked or promoted. Nor does a prize- winner get to shake hands with the president, or spend the money all at once; he gets the chance to, is able to, or allowed to. He was trying to be polite. The popularity of governance in other contexts is more difficult to understand. It means simply government, a word that serves the same purpose without any of the pretensions or pomposity of governance. A single issue of The Economist contained the following: When closed at night, the fear is that this would shut off rather than open up part of the city centre.
Unlike Canary Wharf, the public will be able to go to the top to look out over the city. Only a couple of months ago, after an unbroken string of successes in state and local elections, pollsters said Some hints are provided here on avoiding pitfalls, infelicities and mistakes; this is not a comprehensive guide to English grammar and syntax.
If you have a sentence that contains the words firstly, secondly, more importantly, etc, they almost certainly ought to be first, second, more important. An African initiative suggests the proposal came from Africa, whereas an Africa initiative suggests it was about Africa.
Californian, Texan Do not feel you have to follow American convention in using words like Californian and Texan only as nouns. There is no firm rule about the number of a verb governed by a singular collective noun. It is best to go by the sense — that is, whether the collective noun stands for a single entity: The council was elected in March.
The me generation has run its course. The staff is loyal. The preceding generation are all dead. Do not, in any event, slavishly give all singular collective nouns singular verbs: The couple are now living apart is preferable to The couple is now living apart. A two-thirds majority is needed to amend the constitution but A majority of the Senate were opposed. An advertisement for The Economist recently declared, Our style and our whole philosophy are different from other publications.
But it is also fine to say a friend of Bill, or a friend of Bill and Carol. Gerunds look like participles — running, jumping, standing — but are more noun-like, and should never therefore be preceded by a personal pronoun. So the following are wrong: I was awoken by him snoring, He could not prevent them drowning, Please forgive me coming late.
Those sentences should have ended: his snoring, their drowning, my coming late. In other words, use the possessive adjective rather than the personal pronoun. Here are some examples of confused construction: Proceeding along this line of thought, the cause of the train crash becomes clear. Be direct. Use the active tense.
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