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Omit needless words, codified

I continue to try to improve my writing. “Omit needless words” is all well and good, but identifying needless words can be a difficult task for the untrained eye. Paul Ford’s Passivator bookmarklet highlights adverbs and passive verbs, both of which can indicate weak writing.

This is Omit needless words, codified by Simon Willison, posted on 27th March 2004.

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