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Chapter 6. Getting it Right > Tip 31 To Simplify Language, Ask the Big Question

Tip 31 To Simplify Language, Ask the Big Question

When you believe a passage of your writing is too complex or wordy, read it over and ask the big question: “What does that mean?” That is, think about the thought you have just read—not the individual words or grammatical structures—and just resay it as a barebones, basic idea.


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