10 Phrases You Should Cut from Your Writing

They don’t add anything of value; it’s time to let them go.

1. ‘Absolutely Certain’

2. ‘Actual Fact’

3. ‘Blatantly obvious’

4. ‘During the course of’

5. ‘Future plans’

6. ‘Respond back’

7. ‘Self-confessed’

8. ‘Sum total’

9. ‘Protest against’

10. ‘Unexpected surprise’

Final Word

Your goal as a writer ought always to be to write as clearly, coherently, and persuasively as possible. Unnecessary repetition, excessive description, and other forms of redundancy prevent you from achieving this objective.

Ph.D. Candidate | Writer | Editor | Consultant | TikTok: vm.tiktok.com/tyB9vb | Website: nicothewriter.com | Newsletter: eepurl.com/c87lPj

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store