Keep Your Sentences Simple!

Published on 07 Dec, 2016

Generic Grammar


Less is more.

In an age of information overload, conciseness is the need of the hour. Let’s see the following examples to understand this better:

 

Long

Paul has a great appetite for knowledge compared with anyone else in the team.

 

Concise

Paul has a greater appetite for knowledge than anyone else in the team.

 

Roundabout

We had a discussion on the current trends in the financial industry.

 

Direct

We discussed the current trends in the financial industry.

 

 

Don’t use one long, tiring sentence when you can use three crisper ones instead!

 

Long Winding

Given the considerable shortages of existing healthcare facilities, the current costs of healthcare at private facilities, the extent of overseas medical travel and the preponderance of out-of-pocket spending, there is vast potential for a healthcare model offering high-quality services especially in Kinshasa (due to availability of physicians).


Crisp

There is a considerable shortage of existing healthcare facilities in the country. Moreover, current healthcare costs at private facilities are high, the frequency of overseas travel for medical purposes is low, and there is a limited preponderance of out-of-pocket spending. Hence, there is vast potential for a healthcare model that offers high-quality services, especially in Kinshasa (due to the availability of physicians in this region).



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