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Writing Basics
This section highlights frequently encountered problems of grammar and usage. It also establishes style guidelines for NIH correspondence and provides advice on punctuation and some matters of composition. It is not a comprehensive style and usage guide. For information not provided here, refer to the Gregg Reference Manual, by William A. Sabin. Refer to Webster's II New Riverside University Dictionary for Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary for medical terminology. You may also want to refer to one of the on-line writing resources.
* Composition
* Frequently Misused Words
* Grammar
* Punctuation
* Style

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Last updated: April 17, 2003