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style(1)							     style(1)



NAME

  style	- Analyzes surface characteristics of a	document.

SYNOPSIS

  style	[-ml] [-mm] [-a] [-e] [-l num] [-r num]	[-p] [-P] file...

OPTIONS

  -a  Displays all sentences with their	length and readability index.

  -e  Displays all sentences that begin	with an	expletive.

  -l num
      Displays all sentences longer than num.

  -ml Skips lists in the document.

  -mm Overrides	the default -ms	macro package.

  -P  Displays parts of	speech of the words in the document.

  -p  Displays all sentences that contain a passive verb.

  -r num
      Displays all sentences whose readability index is	greater	than num.

DESCRIPTION

  The style command analyzes the surface characteristics of the	writing	style
  of a document.  It reports on	readability, sentence length and structure,
  word length and usage, verb type, and	sentence openers. Because style	runs
  deroff before	looking	at the text, formatting	header files should be
  included as part of the input.  The default macro package -ms	may be over-
  ridden with the -mm option.  The -ml option, which causes deroff to skip
  lists, should	be used	if the document	contains many lists that contain
  non-sentences. Use the other options to locate sentences with	certain
  characteristics.

RESTRICTIONS

  Use of non-standard formatting macros	may cause incorrect sentence breaks.

SEE ALSO

  Commands: deroff(1), diction(1)