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Chapter 5. Grammar > Wordiness

Wordiness

In Chapter 2, I warned that if you don't write what you mean, your writing will be full of ambiguity. I can't emphasize this point too much. Write what you mean, not what you think sounds good.

The following pointers may be helpful in guiding you away from the curse of wordiness. Remember the following "five avoids" and you will be on your way to writing in a clear, direct style:


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