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Matter and Manner

Matter is what a person says or writes; manner is how he says or writes it

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The distinction between matter and manner is somewhat artificial, because what a person says or writes is almost always affected by how he says or writes it. At worst, the manner of a statement can make the matter unintelligible; at best, the manner can complement the matter — and then, according to my friend…

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