A Two Minute Writing Quiz

We often forget brevity in our writing.  How many times have you read through a verbose description of something or someone, or read a phrase that could have sounded so much better if it had been shorter?

Here’s a pop quiz where you’re asked to substitute 1 word (2 if necessary) for the following phrases.  Have fun.

ORIGINAL

  1. in this day and age
  2. has the ability to singwriting
  3. was of the opinion that
  4. in a serious manner
  5. prior to that time
  6. did put in an appearance
  7. located in the vicinity of
  8. has a tendency to break
  9. during the same time that
  10. involving too much expense

Now, think of your substitutions.

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