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Cutting the Fat: Avoid Superfluous Nouns

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Dragoman prefers expressing ideas as succinctly as possible.

 

This means cutting superfluous nouns that add nothing to what we are trying to communicate to our readers.

Example 1:

Many studies in the field of economics highlight the importance of transaction costs.

Better:  Many studies in economics highlight the importance of transaction costs.

 

Example 2:

Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate over the weekend.

Better:  Weather is expected to deteriorate over the weekend.

 

You can further explore how you can better craft and cut the fat from your sentences here.