Re: Redundancy & obscurity patrol

Subject: Re: Redundancy & obscurity patrol
From: merrill -at- HYPERION -dot- PDIAL -dot- INTERPATH -dot- NET
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 00:16:28 GMT

> Cathy Quinones <quinones -at- mindspring -dot- com> writes:

> With that in mind, would anyone be interested in sharing tricks that
> help keep one's writing streamlined, clean and honest? One of my
> favorites is to read the dubious sentence out loud, if it sounds funny
> it usually can stand to be improved.

Yes. But most often what can stand to be improved is a wider context
than the single sentence. Most of my polishing takes the form of either
combining multiple sentences into a single sentence or breaking up a
too complex sentence into multiple sentences.

Gary Merrill

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