Avoid empty words when you write so people understand you better


Business English writing should be informative and concise. Avoid words that add no meaning so people understand you better.


  • Say “The show will last one week”. Don’t say “The show will last for a period of one week”. A week is always a period!
  • Say “Facebook have lost subscribers.” Don’t say “Facebook, the social media company, have lost subscribers”. Everybody knows Facebook is in social media.
  • Say “We will hand out gifts.” Don’t say “We will hand out free gifts”. All gifts are free!
  • Say “Employees will improve their English” instead of “Employees will improve their English language skills”. Eliminate redundancies.