Do you really need all those words?
This writing tip is about less is more. Literally. It’s about using fewer words to communicate more clearly and effectively.
Part of that is about learning to use straightforward language and minimising jargon and bluster. But that’s for another blog post.
despite the fact that – despite
designed (or aims) to provide – provides
in spite of the fact that – although
in all probability – probably
on a monthly basis – monthly
full and final – just full (or just final)
first and foremost – first
it would be safe to say that X is… – X is…
in excess of – more than
in respect of – for
in the event of – if
prior to – before
with regard to – about
in order to – to
as and when – when
each and every – each (or every)