Clear Business Letter
Clearness treats of the proper use and arrangement of words, phrases and clauses. It is the first requisite of every sentence. A sentence may be grammatically correct, yet its elements may be so placed that the meaning can not be definitely determined or the meaning conveyed may be entirely different from that intended.
The sentence, "I met your brother going to town yesterday," leaves one in doubt as to who was going to town. But when written, "On my way to town yesterday, I met your brother," or "I met your brother on his way to town," the meaning is perfectly clear.
Position of adverbs and adjectives — Place adverbs and adjectives where they will modify the word intended
Original : I should like to see you very much.
Improved : I should like very much to see you.
Original : We have a fine line of elegant children's suits at low prices.
Improved : We have a fine line of children's elegant suits at low prices.
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