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Part II: Choosing Your Words Carefully > Deleting (Unnecessary) Redundancies

Chapter 5. Deleting (Unnecessary) Redundancies

Sometimes writers use too many words because of redundant expressions. And the more words that readers have to wade through to get to the point of the correspondence, the more likely you are to lose their attention.

Look closely at the list below. Many of these expressions sound right because we hear them so often, but you can delete the word or words in parentheses with no loss in meaning. Notice how many words are unnecessary.


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