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A BAKER'S DOZEN OF FAT-CUTTING EXERCISES FOR VERBAL FAT

Bryan Farha Published: October 9, 2012

        Invited Post by Terry Phelps, Ph.D.

 

Many writers skimp by using shortcuts such as contractions, acronyms, and ellipses, but then ladle on redundancies, nominalizations, and other “fat” in their writing. This collection of fat-cutting exercises helps even experienced writers slim down their sentences.

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  [Dr. Phelps is Director of the Learning Enhancement Center & Professor of English at OCU]