Concise–TOO Concise

It’s a good policy to keep your writing concise, tight. But it’s equally important to include all the essential words. Here’s an example of how omitting an essential word can change the meaning:

Together, we can spread the dire need of the environment in our land.

Surely the writer didn’t intend to applaud the spread of what is already a dire environmental need! It’s a safe bet that the intended meaning was something like this:

Together, we can spread awareness of the dire need of the environment in our land.

Comments?

Cheers,

Tara Treasurefield
Tara’s Writing Studio

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I translate foggy information into plain English.
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