Thursday, April 27, 2017

wordiness

Using multiple words when one will suffice can contribute to wordiness or vagueness. Though a sentence may be grammatically correct, writing more concisely may be a better choice. Consider your reader and context to make a determination.

Vague We have discovered a number of errors.
Concise We have discovered many errors.
Concise We have discovered six errors. (precise)

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