Keep it short

Use the commonest shortest words where you can so everyone knows what you mean. A few examples.

  • additional (replace with ‘extra’)
  • advise (tell)
  • commence (start)
  • complete (fill in)
  • comply with (keep to)
  • consequently (so)
  • ensure (make sure)
  • forward (send)
  • in excess of (more than)
  • particulars (details)
  • per annum (a year)
  • prior to (before)
  • purchase (buy)
  • regarding (about)
  • terminate (end, finish)

 

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