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Sturm College of Law


Legal writing, Word usage


Readers frequently send me questions about word usage. The Bluebook states that one should consult the US. Government Printing Office Style Manual (1984) or The Chicago Manual of Style (13th rev. ed. 1982) for questions on usage, but these sources do not always address the confusion writers encounter. One of my favorite sources for quick answers on these questions is a dictionary-style reference called Legal Writing: Getting It Right and Getting It Written.

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