Expressing your ideas concisely

Being concise in your writing means expressing your ideas in as few words as possible. This involves not repeating what you say, cutting out irrelevant details and avoiding redundancy, that is, the use of unnecessary words. If your sentences are too 'wordy', they are difficult for the reader to understand.

'wordy' sentences

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We continued our activities in the development of new protocols for group communication.

We have developed new protocols for group communications.


The different materials that contribute to an environmental impact have quantitatively different potential environmental effects.

Different materials have different environmental impacts.

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