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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Difference Between a Foreword, Introduction, And Preface

     A foreword is a discussion of the book by someone other than the author, often a celebrity or noted expert. The discussion will usually explain why the book should be read.

     An introduction is often a long discussion by the author about the subject of the book. It is like a movie preview, luring readers to the main attraction.

     A preface is a short discussion by the author about the purpose, background, and structure of the book.

Rod L. Evans, The Artful Nuance: A Refined Guide to Imperfectly Understood Words in the English Language, 2009

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