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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Criminal Sentence 411: The Reason I'm Wordy

From a blog post:

"The reason I’m writing this post is because..."

I think that the reason you're wordy is because it's habit.

I think that the reason you should cut, cut, cut is because it will make your writing less wordy and more enjoyable to read.


David said...

Reason . . . because? Redundant.

The Sentence Sleuth said...

It should be "I'm writing this blog post because..." Much more concise.