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Part III: Starting with the Sentence > Exercise #16—Avoid Cliches

Chapter 20. Exercise #16—Avoid Cliches

Try to find fresh words to express your ideas. Here is a list of common business cliches. Rewrite three of them (your choice) using simpler, clearer, better language.

  enclosed please find
  enclosed please find I am enclosing, we are enclosing
  please be advised that
  please be advised that (omit)
  at your earliest convenience
  at your earliest convenience soon, by Friday
  acknowledge receipt of
  acknowledge receipt of received
  in reference to the above-named subject matter
  in reference to the above-named subject matter(omit)
  hoping to hear from you, I remain
  hoping to hear from you, I remain (omit)
  as per our conversation
  as per our conversation as you said
  we are returning same herewith regarding the matter of
  we are returning same herewith we are returning (name item)
  regarding the matter of
  regarding the matter of (omit)
  it has come to our attention.
  it has come to our attention. We have discussed, learned




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