Empty phrases and the efforts they take………………….

Remember, a concise writing is one that shows exactly what is meant in the fewest words possible and clearly too. In putting extra efforts to make our writings impressive, we often add unnecessary bulk to our sentences by taking on too many empty phrases. Here are 10 commonly used empty phrases and better replacements for them.

Instead of —————————————– Write
1. By means of ………………… by
2. Due to the fact that ………………… because
3. For the purpose of ………………… for
4. In order to ………………… to
5. In spite of the fact that ……………. although
6. In this world today ………………… today
7. On the occasion of ………………… when
8. In anticipation of ………………… before
9. It is important that ………………… must
10. Until such time of ………………… until

Notice that writing clearly and concisely requires less effort and makes understanding easy. Concise writing is effortless and expresses clearer meanings. It makes your paragraph less bulky and your sentences, simple. Adopt a concise writing style to improve your communication skills today………………….

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