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10 Ways to Fight your Gobbledygook

This post pretends to be instructional , I am no so sure if this could be educational, or should it be considered as a blog assignment. What I am sure is, this can't be a new theory.

Terence Denman is an instructor with the Plain English foundation where they use the term gobbledygook to show a mistake we usually make while trying to speak and write clearly.

Here the 10 points he suggested in his book, How Not to Write:

1. Don't use the passive when the active works better.
2. Don't use a noun when it hides a verb.
3. Don't use any noun you don't need.
4. Don't use a complex preposition when a simple preposition will do.
5. Don't waste words at the beginning of a sentence.
6. Don't intensify a word unless you have to.
7. Don't use an unnecessary adjective.
8. Don't use unnecessary auxiliary verbs.
9. Don't forget to use the imperative mood of the verb; and,
10. Don't use the of-genitive too often.

Yes, I know. It should be called the 10 Don't points! Let it alone. Further information can be reached at Terence Denman's book.

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