15 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary
Here’s a list of words to eliminate to help you write more succinctly
Newsprint is on life support, emojis are multiplying faster than hungry Gremlins and 300 million people worldwide strive to make their point in 140 or fewer characters.
People don’t have the time or the attention span to read any more words than necessary. You want your readers to hear you out, understand your message and, perhaps, be entertained, right? Here’s a list of words to eliminate to help you write more succinctly.
It’s superfluous most of the time. Open any document you’ve got drafted on your desktop, and find a sentence with that in it. Read it aloud. Now, read it again without that. If the sentence works without it, delete it. Also? Don’t use that when you refer to people. “I have several friends that live in the neighborhood.” No, you don’t. You have friends who. Not friends that.
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