One syllable is usually best! Your comment is quite eloquent and well written which I appreciate on a more artistic level. And, yes, the passive voice can be and is used to obfuscate. My advice on how to learn from them? Cantonese, mandarin I dono one. Because when you repeat yourself or keep writing the same thing, your readers go to sleep. People like Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Stephen Fry use sophisticated language and they are clearly intelligent people.
Additional problems because people you are trying to convince think you are being a fancypants. Jason Gracia This was my favorite video, by far. And when the papers were written with the intention of being so, and not with intention of using the right word at the right time, this is to be expected. That would have been a gramatically flawless sentence if it were not for that expendable comma. That and acronyms that are not common knowledge.
Take them apart, analyze each part, and see how the engine works 3. Every example you gave involved imagery and metaphor. Authenticity is more important to me as a consumer and a business owner. The name means: the Mawddach station and its dragon teeth at the Northern Penrhyn Road on the golden beach of Cardigan bay. ? When you are communicating, your goal is to say what you want to say as clearly and efficiently as possible, and using complex language when speaking to average people defeats that goal.
They want results now, they want their food now. Decimate, oh, the list goes on… Writing in a clear, simple way is much more difficult than churning out overblown, complex content and. Example: The record, while unashamedly promoting commercial kitsch, still has a decent beat to it. Since Danielle doesn't like blueberries, I made a small salad without them for her. Jodi I agree with you completely! To fix that, you can switch sentences around to put the object first, add one of these transition sentence starters, or just reword the sentence. Mary spread the big map on the table. In another, they created a complex translation.
Their minds no doubt are tired. I think the truth of the matter is that, the research really only shows that big words that are used unnecessarily create the impression of someone being less intelligent. Regardless, I absolutely agree that the goal is to communicate well and write to your audience. Never heard of this one. Princeton researchers ran three experiments: In the first experiment, they wrote admissions essays. Seen from a distance, the big rock looks like an old castle.
Classic Sales Professional problem is using jargon when selling. Old English used micel in many of the same senses. Stop making this sentence, and begin instead to make Moholy-Nagy cocktails, for those are what we really need, on the frontiers of bad behavior! What words will express it? This level should be quite appropriate for a general audience. So, using big words makes you look stupid. We live near a big library. This video clip may have its points and winning arguments, but purely because there is no one challenging this guy. My warmest salutations, Loz Ian Hey Derek, Just subscribed to your newsletter.
Brian Hashtags seem to be all the rage nowadays. In financial journalism, big ticket items so called from 1956. Take Greek for example, there are many words that means love e. Brilliant writing is simple writing, a relevant idea delivered clearly and directly. What someone means when they say this is that something is on hold, or stopped, or paused. How important is it to report on police brutality, or how important is it to make police brutality a political issue? In another case, they replaced all words with nine or more letters with its second shortest entry in the Microsoft Word Thesaurus. For example: You can instantly and dramatically improve your blog writing skills and immediately explode your profits and skyrocket your online success by following the spectacular, simple, and practical tips found in this groundbreaking new free blog post.
I see a conflict between 2 and 4. The missing words are no longer in your head when you come back later to review and edit the article. There are instances wherein only a particular word will suffice and nothing else will cut the muster. A good bit of the reason for Lewis' popularity is that he himself did that sort of translation very well indeed. When you have nothing to say, you are forced to write sentences that sound meaningful but deliver nothing. Here are some examples, Indeed, you can see that.
This sort of approach will lead to the death of the English language. Same holds true for social gatherings. So what do you think will you be impressed with bigger words in another language you are not really good at or which is not your native language? Use: moreover, furthermore, additionally, or another addition transition. Have you noticed tired acronyms seeping into your speech, annoyingly usurping what was once a rightful place for poignant, playful language? What I had my students do was to either just reflect on something that happened that week, or to talk about something they had read or seen in the media, or to reflect on a question. For an article rewriter that is in the form of a bot, it does a good job of respecting english and using replacements that make sense.