Avoid omissions that confuse meaning use necessary words to prevent misreading

Incorrect: Bill never has and never will like his new school. Correct: Bill never has liked and never will like his new school.

Incorrect: Our students are as skilled, if not more skilled than, those of any other high school.

Correct: Our students are as skilled as, if not more skilled than, those of any other high school.

Unclear: Mr. Torres helped me more than Kelly.

Clear: Mr. Torres helped me more than he helped Kelly.

Clear: Mr. Torres helped me more than Kelly did.

Unclear: Mary found all the girls in her club were planning to wear formals. Clear: Mary found that all the girls in her club were planning to wear formals.

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