WORDUSE(1)                                             WORDUSE(1)

     NAME
          worduse - print information about correct usage of words

     SYNOPSIS
          worduse [ -flags ][ -ver ] [ word1 | "phrase 1" ... ]

          worduse (carriage return)
          >word1 or phrase1
          (program response)
          >word2 or phrase2
          (program response)
          >q

     DESCRIPTION
          Worduse searches a list of commonly confused and misused
          English words and phrases for the user's word or phrase.  It
          describes the correct use of the word or phrase (if any),
          and compares it to any similar words or phrases.

          When worduse is typed on a line with the input word(s) or
          phrase(s), it will print the explanation(s) and then exit.
          In this mode phrases of more than one word must be enclosed
          in double quotes.

          When worduse is typed on a line by itself it acts as an
          interactive program, first printing brief instructions, then
          prompting with ">" for more words or phrases.  To quit, type
          "q" after the prompt.

          Worduse may be used as a supplement to diction(1),
          dictplus(1), or proofr(1), to learn why words were flagged
          by diction.

          Two options give information about the program:

               -flags print the command synopsis line (see above)
                      showing command flags and options, then exit.

               -ver   print the Writer's Workbench version number of
                      the command, then exit.

     EXAMPLES
          1. The command:

               worduse affect

          will print:

               AFFECT:  EFFECT:  Affect is normally only a verb;
               effect is most often a noun...

     WORDUSE(1)                                             WORDUSE(1)

          2. The command:

               worduse "one of the"

          will print:

               ONE OF THE:  THE ONLY ONE OF THE:  "One of the" is fol-
               lowed by a plural verb...

          and then exit.

          3.  The command:

               worduse

          will first print instructions, then

               >alright

          will print:

               ALL RIGHT:  ALRIGHT:  The only acceptable spelling is
               "all right."

          and will then prompt the user for another word.

          4.  The command:

               worduse

          will first print instructions, then

               >one of the

          will print:

               ONE OF THE:  THE ONLY ONE OF THE:  "One of the" is fol-
               lowed by a plural verb...

          and will then prompt the user for another word.

     FILES
          wwb/lib/wordlist     contains the list of words and descrip-
                               tions

     SEE ALSO
          diction(1), dictplus(1), proofr(1), wwb(1).

     SUPPORT
          COMPONENT NAME:  Writer's Workbench
          APPROVAL AUTHORITY:  Div 452
          STATUS:  Standard

     WORDUSE(1)                                             WORDUSE(1)

          SUPPLIER:  Dept 45271
          USER INTERFACE:  Stacey Keenan, Dept 45271, PY x3733 .}f
          SUPPORT LEVEL: Class B - unqualified support other than Div
          452 .}f