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10 Words to Cut from Your Writing

Posted April 18th, 2014 @ 5:05am by Chilli Amar



According to The Globe and Mail, here are 10 (Overused) WORDS TO CUT FROM YOUR WRITING:


1. Just: The word “just” is a filler word that weakens your writing. Removing it rarely affects meaning, but rather, the deletion tightens a sentence.

2. Really: Using the word “really” is an example of writing the way you talk. It’s a verbal emphasis that doesn’t translate perfectly into text. Think about the difference between saying a rock is “hard” and “really hard,” for example. What does the word add? Better to cut it out to make your message stronger.

3. Very: Everything that applies to “really” applies to “very.” It’s a weak word. Cut it.




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