Conciseness

And now, at this particular point in time, I would like to take this opportunity to point out a point that is important to the style of the writing that you do.

And n Now, at this particular point in time, I would like to take this opportunity to point out a point that is important to the will make a point about style of the writing that you do.

Notice the difference in the two sentences above. With the editing marks taken out, the correct sentence reads better.

Now, I will make a point about style.

It is still boring, but at least it’s shorter.

Conciseness is really just a matter of practice. Take the quiz below to practice being concise.

Conciseness Quiz

Choose the answer which makes the sentence most concise while retaining the intended meaning.
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