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Newspapers use individual house style so that they have their own way of writing and layout. Most newspapers and magazines have their own house style book, which new recruits have to learn. It’s therefore difficult for a book such as this to give a prescription of style that will be common to all newspapers. Instead, this chapter aims at making generally acceptable stylistic points. The rest you will learn on the job.
There isn’t much space in a newspaper, so the language we use must be:
• unambiguous ...