At times, we fall into the trap of using words that are far from being to the point. As readers, though, we want to understand the message fast. We must keep in mind that good writing must aim at clarity, coherence and cohesiveness – assuming our knowledge of grammar and its correct application are intact. Then comes brevity as an objective. Using familiar words in brief sentences will help us meet our readers’ interest in and desire for simplicity.

With this thought in mind, I would like to invite you to share your suggestions here as to how my own sentences may be improved. Are they stuffy or simple?

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