February 24, 2018

Phrase tighteners

Jargon, passive voice & more

You’ve heard the one-liners:

  • “Get rid of repetitive redundancies.”
  • “Never, ever, ever use three words when one will do.”
  • “Remember, ‘needless to say’ is needless to say.”

There are dozens of ways to tighten baggy phrases. Among them, edit:

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