The way we use words in both written and verbal communication is important for (a)
communicating effectively, (b) establishing credibility, (c) conveying intelligence,
and (d) achieving goals.
Martin H. Manser, author of The Facts on File: Guide to Good Writing, pointed out
that the English language has "many quirks." This includes word usage – that is the
way words are put together to communicate all sorts of information.
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