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Watch Your Language

We might have covered this before, but it bears repeating.

Phrases to eliminate from our sentences. They're flabby and usually unnecessary:

"... in order to ..."

"... in the course of ..."

"... in the process of ..."

"There are..."

6 comments:

  1. In the course of human events, you'd think I'd heard of this before.

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  2. Yes, exceptions exist especially for poetic license and dramatic rhetoric. Thank you for pointing out the obvious.

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  3. Thank you and I apologize. I am in the process of apply for my poetic license.

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  4. Anon,

    Make sure you get the "gerund form" add-on when you get that license.

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  5. In order to facilitate my daily routine, one must in the course of things to do remember that my brain is in the process of becoming full. There are options of course, but I've been using an expired poetic license for decades...;-)

    Jim in Ventura

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  6. Ah, gentlemen - piling on is not sportsmanlike. I have to red flag you.

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