General style - Part 12

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General examples of style in English usage - Part 12

Notes on Writing Style in English.

These are notes I made while translating from German into English. They are things that crop up again and again, and are worth noting down.

- know-how

- Either Roman or Gothic (sans serif) letters may be used for indicating shape:

Example: A V-shaped valley becomes U-shaped by glaciation

An S-curve, an A-frame, an O-ring

- sefltest

- 33 m distance; 12 kg weight (no hyphens)

- MwSt. (German abbreviation for VAT)

- '80s (referring to the 1980s)


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