What are wordy sentences?
Wordy sentences use too many useless words that clutter writing. Good writing is simple and direct; it uses the simplest word possible that conveys the same meaning. If you can remove a word while keeping the sentence’s meaning, the sentence is wordy.
How do you get wordy in a sentence?
Together, these changes create a stronger, more concise sentence.
- Use the Key Noun.
- Use Active Voice rather than Passive Voice Verbs.
- Avoid Unnecessary Language.
- Use Nouns rather than Vague Pronouns as Subjects.
- Use Verbs rather than Nouns to Express Action.
- Avoid a String of Prepositional Phrases.
What are compound sentences and simple sentences?
A simple sentence contains one independent clause. A compound sentence contains more than one! Put another way: a simple sentence contains a subject and a predicate, but a compound sentence contains more than one subject and more than one predicate.
How do you make a paragraph less wordy?
How to Avoid Wordiness
- Cut Adjectives and Adverbs. This is something Ernest Hemingway became famous for.
- Eliminate Redundant Words and Phrases.
- Don’t Use Unnecessary Prepositions.
- Avoid Passive Voice.
- Use Simple Past/Present Instead of Present/Past Perfect and Present/Past Continuous.
How do you write less?
Cut Your Content in Half: How to Write Less and Say More
- Make your intros shorter.
- Cut the qualifiers.
- Don’t assume the lowest common denominator.
- Write like you speak.
- Give word choice a thought.
- Use pretty pictures and damn good data.
- Let go of the idea that there’s a perfect word count.
What are interjections examples?
An interjection is a word added to a sentence to convey an emotion or a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm. For example: No, go away. (“No” is the interjection.) Indeed, I intend to leave as soon as possible.