short words, long words

Make life easier for your readers. Write the way you talk.

Generally, we use short words when we talk. But for some mysterious reason, words grow longer and fancier as we write. If you want to make your letter, report, or proposal easy for others to understand, use short words. Don’t accumulate facts; gather them. Don’t ameliorate a situation; improve it. Don’t endeavor; try. Don’t make a commitment; commit!

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