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ENGCMP 0200 Chapter Ch 1: Grammar Notes Chapter 1 - Tighten Wordy Sentences


Department
English Composition
Course Code
ENGCMP 0200
Professor
Laura Feibush
Chapter
Ch 1

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SEMINAR IN COMPOSITION 0200
GRAMMAR NOTES
Tighten Wordy Sentences
1A Redundancies
Redundancies such as cooperate together, yellow in color, and basic essentials are a
common source of wordiness. There is no need to say something twice.
Modifiers are redundant when their meanings are suggested by other words in the
sentence.
1B Empty of Inflated Phrases
An empty or inflated phrase or word can be either cut or reduced to a word or two with
little or no loss.
1C Needlessly Complex Structures
In a rough draft, sentence structures are often more complex than they need to be
Inflated
Concise
along the lines of
like
at the present time
how, currently
because of the fact
because
by means of
by
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