REST IN PEACE by yaofenjin

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									                                     REST IN PEACE
                                   A List of N0-No Words
                                         Conciseness
                       (From Jane Schaffer and Other Language Readers)


We will study this list to see if we agree. We will, of course, add our own.

   1. who made America what it is today                 38. amazing
   2. speaking of                                       39. and so on
   3. at this point in time                             40. and then
   4. in light of                                       41. anything
   5. great                                             42. awesome
   6. misuse of loss, lose, loose, loosing              43. bad
   7. first of all                                      44. basically
   8. huge                                              45. best
   9. a prime example                                   46. better
   10. used to OR use to                                47. brilliant
   11. misuse of its/it’s                               48. cause (it caused me to…)
   12. in my opinion                                    49. clearly
   13. hassle/more of a hassle                          50. considerably
   14. the author says, tells, et c.                    51. definitely
   15. as we can see                                    52. demonstrate
   16. the fact that OR the fact is                     53. depict
   17. deals with the fact                              54. display
   18. this shows only too well                         55. due to
   19. was because                                      56. essentially
   20. Can you imagine                                  57. etc.
   21. as told or it seems that                         58. everything
   22. the reason is because                            59. exceedingly
   23. like for example                                 60. excellent
   24. in this day and age                              61. exciting
   25. and now a days                                   62. exhibit
   26. with every passing day                           63. expertly
   27. back in the day                                  64. exquisite
   28. they make various arguments                      65. extremely
   29. time is of the essence                           66. fabulous
   30. kinda                                            67. fantastic
   31. as said in the article                           68. fine
   32. due to the fact                                  69. fully
   33. this being said OR with all that said            70. fun
   34. goes and boys OR goes and says                   71. generally
   35. a lot (and when you do use it, it is             72. get, got, getting, gotten
       two words)                                       73. good
   36. absolutely                                       74. great
   37. abundance/abundant                               75. gross
76. hopefully                     102.   pretty (“I am pretty sure.”)
77. I believe                     103.   profuse
78. I feel                        104.   radical
79. I think                       105.   really
80. in conclusion                 106.   show
81. in my opinion                 107.   significance
82. incredible                    108.   slut
83. infinite                      109.   something
84. interesting                          sort of “(“I am sort of mad.”)
85. kind of                       110.   spectacular
86. magnificent                   111.   stuff
87. mainly                        112.   superbly
88. major, majorly                113.   terrible
89. make, made (“It makes him…)   114.   thing
90. marvelous                     115.   to me
91. meaning                       116.   totally
92. nice                          117.   tremendously
93. nothing                       118.   truly
94. obvious                       119.   unbelievable
95. Ok                            120.   unique
96. overwhelmingly                121.   utilize
97. perfect                       122.   very
98. perhaps                       123.   weird
99. portray                       124.   well (“Well, I saw him.”)
100.         positively
101.         possess

								
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