General style - Part 15

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General examples of style in English usage - Part 15

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.

'round the clock

around the clock

Use "Deutsche Post" in English as well as German.

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* * * New German Grammar May 2004 * * *

The new rules for "ß/ss" are somewhat more consistent than they were before. In short:

- *always* "ss" after a short vowel

- "ß" *only* after a long vowel or a diphthong

This has always been the rule for occurrences within words, but now it extends to the end of words (including parts of compounds) as well.

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