Short and clear alternatives to long and fussy words
When you are talking to your reader, say what you mean using words your reader will understand. There is no point in using unnecessarily long words. In general, where there is a plain and precise alternative, use it.
|Long and fussy word/s||Short and clear alternatives|
|an absence of||no, none|
|accordingly||in line with this, so|
|advise||tell, say (unless your are giving advice)|
|aligned||in line, lined up|
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