Aristotle, and W. Rhys Roberts. Rhetoric. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2004. Kindle Electronic Edition.
Book III, chapter 5.
In chapter five of book three, Aristotle summarizes correct language and its role in good style. He identifies five elements (Aristotle III.5, B. 1407b). “First, the proper use of connecting words, and the arrangement of them in the natural sequence which some of them require.” “The second lies in calling things by their own special names and not by vague general ones.” “The third is to avoid ambiguities…” “A fourth rule is to observe Protagoras’ classification of nouns into male, female, and inanimate…” “A fifth rule is to express plurality, fewness, and unity by the correct wording.”