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Part I: Use Shirtsleeve English > Get Rid of Word Weeds

Chapter 3. Get Rid of Word Weeds

Redundancies abound in our everyday language. Common signs: “Free Gift” (gifts are free) and “Tattoos While U Wait.” And there’s always the flight attendant’s announcement: “Please take your personal belongings.” Leave the impersonal ones?

Today’s business writing is lean, with no room for needless words. Consider these common expressions; they are full of word weeds.


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