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Concise Language

Concise Language

Author: Ms. K

    Introduce concise language and why it should be used.


    Explain how to convert common empty phrases and redundant language into more concise language. 


This packet should help a learner seeking to understand English writing styles and who is confused about how to write with concise language. It will explain how to cut empty phrases. 

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Using concise language is the art of not repeating yourself or using empty phrases.  For example:

If one were to often consider the benefits of using the most concise language possible, one, whether young or old, would find that the clarity of writing experiences daily, that is to say from day to day without breaks, had improved meaning gotten better than it was at a previous date. 

THIS SENTENCE IS JUST TOO WORDY.  Note how often it repeats and reexplains the idea and how it uses phrases that don't further the content of the sentences.

Making the language more concise can help clarify meaning and bring readers to more quickly understand and grasp your point.

To find out what can go, just consider what is the most basic information in the sentence and then cut the rest.

The benefit of concise language is improved writing clarity.  OR  Concise language improves writing clarity.

NOTE: Concise language does not mean simple language.  One could argue that a more concise sentence would be "Concise language is good." But this sentence is too simple to get the point of the original idea across.

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