Thursday, April 27, 2017

Redundant words

Words such as basically, personally, really, actually, sort of, and kind of are often considered to be “filler words” because they make sentences wordy and less forceful. They also contribute no important information. Avoiding filler words will make your writing more precise and confident.


Wordy Basically, they lost because they didn’t bother to practice.
Concise They lost because they didn’t bother to practice.

Wordy We never received any kind of letter about the deadline.
Concise We never received any letter about the deadline.

Wordy I personally wouldn’t want to watch that movie.
Concise I wouldn’t want to watch that movie.

wordy     determine their own future
concise   determine their future

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