Redundancy

Be concise and cut the deadwood

Note: The WritingEssentials blog is on hiatus. Meanwhile, favorite posts will be published with updates. Ellen ~~ Poetry, which is often compresses a lot of detail and meaning into smaller spaces, relies on finding the exact or right words. With the recent performances of Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet and the only poet to …

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How to avoid verbiage or unnecessary and redundant words

Usage handbooks generally stress the importance of conciseness in writing, in avoiding verbiage or unnecessary and redundant words. The purpose of this recommendation is to focus on language that develops thoughts and adds ideas, to communicate effectively with the reader, rather than to pack in empty words to lengthen writing and to impress readers. A …

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