When you write a sentence, you always have the option of using multiple items for various elements, such as verbs, adjectives and definitions. The number of items you choose do more than affect sentence length — they also add meaning to it.
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Writing teachers will always tell you to use strong words whenever possible. That’s because strong nouns and verbs can improve both the clarity of a sentence and its structure.
One of the common causes of wordiness is a writer’s propensity to use generic, catch-all terms to refer to a concept better expressed by another word. As a result, they spend additional phrases and clauses trying to explain exactly what the catch-all term means.