Verbal Imodium

Some writers believe that verbosity increases their credibility, but usually the opposite is true. Wordiness obscures meaning and weighs text down with unnecessary language.

The following phrases can be replaced with a single word:

prior to = before

at the present time = now

due to the fact that = because

notwithstanding the fact = although

located in the vicinity of = near

Joy Eckel, Freelance Copy Editor
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