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Chapter 29. Language Usage and Style > Phrases and Words to Omit

Phrases and Words to Omit

The following is a list of words that are usually not necessary in a sentence. They don't add anything and can be omitted without changing the meaning.

  • Really

  • Very

  • Quite

  • Extremely

  • Severely

  • All things considered

  • As a matter of fact

  • As far as I'm concerned

  • At the present time

  • Because of the fact that

  • By means of

  • By virtue of the fact

  • Due to the fact

  • For all intents and purposes

  • For the most part

  • For the purpose of

  • Have a tendency to

  • In a manner of speaking

  • In a very real sense

  • In my opinion

  • In the case of

  • In the final analysis

  • In the event that

  • In the nature of

  • In the process of

  • It seems that

  • The point I am trying to make

  • Type of

  • What I mean to say is



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