Grammar GuideVerbsShould I use "conduct an interrogation of" or "interrogate" in my work?

Should I use "conduct an interrogation of" or "interrogate" in my work?

Should I use "conduct an interrogation of" or "interrogate" in my work?

Do you have a detective in your work-in-progress? Is that detective about to interrogate a bad guy?

If so, you can simply say that your detective will interrogate his suspect. Using the phrase conduct the interrogation of is unnecessarily wordy and confusing.

  • Original: The officer will conduct the interrogation of the suspect.
  • Rewrite: The officer will interrogate the suspect.