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As compared to "verbal communication" or "visual communication", I was wondering if there was a synonym for "written communication" that is semantically similar to the first two. What throws me off is that written is both a verb and an adjective, while verbal and visual are singularly adjectives. Is this a distinction I should even worry about?

  • It is always admirable to worry about distinction — and then dismiss the worry if it is groundless! I observe, however, that both written and oral (or aural) communications are verbal — expressed in words — and that written differs from the others grammatically or structurally rather than semantically. – StoneyB Nov 27 '12 at 8:36
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Don't worry about what part of speech these three words are for two reasons:

First, verbal is a noun as well as an adjective;

Second, it doesn't matter what part of speech they are but how they are used.

If you have an example sentence that might confuse a reader or listener, please provide, though.

  • I'm not sure that it would ever be confusing, I was just looking for a word that fit the same grammatical style as the other two. – Brendon Roberto Nov 27 '12 at 19:54
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I think Textual communication is the officially accepted equivalent.

  • What office would that be? – StoneyB Nov 27 '12 at 20:38

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