This chapter discusses the writing of quality natural language rule statements, in terms of
• the major components of a rule statement—such as the subject, the predicate, conditional clauses, and qualifying clauses—and the various forms these can take in rule statements of different types;
• the use of templates as the basis for quality rule statements of each type;
• quality criteria for rule statements, including the use of the fact model as a source of terms, verb phrases, and prepositions in a rule statement.
To comply with the SBVR, rule statements in this book use the following typographical conventions: