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  • Title:Common writing errors by non-native speakers of English #1: Wordiness
  • News Date:2015-05-04

Wordiness comes in my forms, but, generally in non-native writers of English, it occurs when they use too many words, belabor a point, or are simply redundant in their writing. Some examples:

1)What is the government planning to do to prevent such a tragedy from happening again in the future?

2)After two months of cleaning, Mary and Joe can finally live in a home that is safe and healthy for their bodies and minds.

Often a good place to look for redundancy is at the end of a sentence. Do you end your sentences in a way that leaves your reader with a clear, concise image, or are you drowning out your point in excess verbal baggage?

Let’s take a look now at our examples. At first glance, it seems like there is nothing wrong with them. While that may be true grammatically, they all suffer from bloated endings, or wordiness.

Take a moment and see how you would change the sentences…

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