WWB(1) WWB(1) NAME wwb, style, diction, punct - writers workbench SYNOPSIS wwb style [ option ] ... file ... wwb diction [ option ] ... file ... wwb suggest wwb punct file ... wwb wwb [ -ms ] [ -mm ] file ... DESCRIPTION Wwb controls many subprograms documented in the references. For the full treatment use `wwb wwb', but for quick use the following subprograms are recommended. Style reports on readability, sentence length and structure, word length and usage, verb type, and sentence openers in the named documents. Diction prints all sentences that contain phrases from a list of bad or verbose word patterns. Option -p pfile sup- plies an additional private pattern file; option -n skips the standard one. Suggest reads, from the standard input, phrases deprecated by diction and proposes alternatives. Punct reports sentences that appear to violate standard punctuation rules and sentences that contain doubled words. Style and diction expect documents prepared for nroff/troff(1) and the preprocessors pic, ideal, grap, eqn, refer, and tbl(1). Option -mm overrides the default macro package, -ms. The related option -ml skips mm-style lists, and should be used if there are many lists of non-sentences. Other options for style are: -a print all sentences with their length and readability index. -e print all sentences that begin with an expletive. -p print all sentences that contain a passive verb. -lnum WWB(1) WWB(1) print all sentences longer than num. -rnum print all sentences whose readability index is greater than num. -P print parts of speech of the words in the document. SEE ALSO deroff(1), spell(1) Writer's Workbench User's Manual, /usr/man/manw/* BUGS Use of non-standard formatting macros may cause incorrect sentence breaks. Imperatives cannot be recognized.