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  • 11.2.2 Expendable Words and Circumlocution. x
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Expendable Words and Circumlocution

Roxanne K. Young

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.401
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Some words and phrases can usually be omitted without affecting meaning, and omitting them often improves the readability of a sentence:Quite, very, and rather are often overused and misused and can be ... More

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