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Index diction, 230, 231, 237, 238 archaic words, 234 colloquial language, 232 dialect, 232 Edited American English, 231 elevated diction, 231 homophones, 237, 238 slang, 232 tone, 233 vernacular, 232 dictionaries computer spell-check programs, 151 purchasing, 148, 149, 150 replacing, 149 specialized dictionaries, 150, 151 thesauruses, 153 usage labels, 148 using, 147, 148 Dictionary of American Regional English, 150 Dictionary of Contemporary Usage, A (i), 150 Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Abbreviations, 150 Dictionary of Modern English Usage (i), 4, 150 Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (i), 150 Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins (i), 150 Didion, Joan, 193 direct objects, 60 double negatives, 14, 82, 83, 84 doublespeak avoiding, 245, 246 307 F farther further compared, 234 fewer, less (i), 79 flaming e-mail messages, 273 flaunt flout compared, 234 flout flaunt compared, 234 foreign term dictionaries, 150 formal usage, 5, 6 formats business letters, 254, 255 forward slashes, 167, 168 Fowler, Henry, 4 fragments (sentence), 131, 132 friendly letters composing, 265, 266 further farther compared, 234 future perfect progressive tense, 51 future perfect tense, 45, 51 future progressive tense, 51 future tense, 45 future tenses, 51 E e-mail G