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Part III: Starting with the Sentence > Exercise #12—More On Wasted Words

Chapter 16. Exercise #12—More On Wasted Words

The most common word-wasters are “windy phrases.” How would you shorten the phrases listed below?

  at the present time __________now____________________________
  at the present time ______________now______________________
  in the event of __________if__________________________________
  in the event of ______________if_____________________________
  in the majority of instances __________________________________
  in the majority of instances ______________usually_____________
  in spite of the fact that ______________________________________
  in spite of the fact that ______________although________________
  in view of the fact that ______________________________________
  in view of the fact that ______________because_________________
  there is no doubt but that ___________________________________
  there is no doubt but that ______________undoubtedly__________
  owing to the fact that _______________________________________
  owing to the fact that ______________ since___________________
  in my opinion, I think _______________________________________
  in my opinion, I think ______________(omit)__________________
  each and everyone _________________________________________
  each and everyone ______________each one___________________
  of a hostile nature _________________________________________
  of a hostile nature ______________hostile_____________________
  in short supply ___________________________________________
  in short supply ______________scarce________________________
  make contact with _________________________________________
  make contact with ______________contact_____________________
  made the statement that _____________________________________
  made the statement that ______________stated, said_____________
  by the withdrawing of ______________________________________
  by the withdrawing of ______________by withdrawing___________




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