Simplify Your Writing

As you scan the list of words and phrases below on the left, consider replacing them with the simpler alternatives suggested on the right. The principle of FURY, discussed in Chapter Four, highlighted the importance of using familiar and easy-to-understand words.

Instead of

Consider Using

abbreviate

shorten

accelerate

speed up

accompany

go with

accomplish

do, finish

accordingly

so

accumulate

gather

accurate

correct, exact, right

achieve

do, succeed

acquaint with

tell, inform

acquire

get, buy

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