Administrative Policy Writing
Use Words Consistently
If your writing refers to some object or entity, make sure
you refer to it consistently.
Suppose an entity has applied to renew several permits to
conduct offshore drilling.
Correspondence concerning this application may refer to
multiple permits: the old ones and the renewed permits
the entity is seeking.
In such case, using the term “
” may become
ambiguous. Which permit? The old one or the new one?
This is often where the use of
Consider the following example: