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Words and phrases that kill writing

Many of the great writers of all times speak of writing clearly, concisely, and using less words. A valuable gift for your readers is to write for them, not yourself. Communicating with clarity is probably one of the most difficult writing tasks. Somehow through the years, we are taught that longer sentences and verbose words

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Hyphens – don’t panic.

First, hyphens must not be used interchangeably with dashes. Hyphens are shorter and are used for specific purposes. Hyphens basically put words together to make a new compound. They are used when one word does not work on its own, and it pairs it with the next word for a single “word.” Hyphens Compound Adjectives Hyphenate two

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