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Take advantage of the power of verbs and resist turning them into nouns. Not only will your sentences be more powerful, they will also be shorter. Consider these:

reach an agreement

agree
bring to a conclusion

conclude/finish/end
gave an explanation

explained
give assistance

assist/help/aid
placed an order

ordered
offer a suggestion

suggest
have need for

need
commit an error

err
file an application

apply
take action

act
conduct an investigation

investigate
hold a meeting

meet



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