Improve your Writing Tip #10 - Chop away deadwood

May 10, 2013, 0 Comments

Improve your writing

It's easier to write fewer words right? It seems not. For some reason lots of people have a tendency to use deadwood phrases. These are the wordy ways of saying simple thing. For example, we might write "has the ability to", instead of just saying "can". It's really easy to use one of these phrases by accident and they make your writing much less readable. Look through your writing for a simpler way of saying the same thing.

ProWritingAid will highlight diction problems such as these so that you can easily replace them with simpler language.

Some other examples are:

  • At this point in time => now
  • Due to the fact that => because
  • In order to => to
  • In the event that => if
  • Prior to the start of => before

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Next improve your writing tip: Improve your Writing Tip #11 - Read your work aloud

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