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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Naked verbs mean plainer prose | Michelle Black, SimplyRead

I highly recommend this article! Black writes: 
If you want to give your documents a leg up in being clear, I suggest you strip your nouns – have ‘em let it all hang out. You’ll shake off a lot of clutter that weighs down your sentences, throws a ball and chain ’round the neck of your paragraphs.
What do I mean by ‘clutter’? I mean all the suffixes that get added to verbs, such as -ment, -ation (or -ization); and I mean verbs that have evolved into nouns over time.
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