Writing Topics: Manage Your Writing

Real verbs – or how not to write like a bureaucrat


[This entry originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy] In a recent post on his Manage Your Writing blog, Kenneth W. Davis discusses the distinction between “real” verbs and “filler” verbs. Davis rightly points out that a sentence such as “the committee reached an agreement on the project” is much better expressed as “the committee […]

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