Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A dirty dozen words & phrases to eschew

To tighten your prose, "Legal Writing Pro" Ross Guberman provides the follow phrases to avoid here and here, or just see his chart below:

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with respect to, with regard to, regarding, concerning, in regard toon, about, for, as for, as to
moreover, additionally, furthermore, furtheralso, and
even assuming arguendo, assuming arguendo, arguendo, even assumingeven if
is not required toneed not
demonstrates, exemplifiesshows, proves
pursuant tounder

subsequent to, followingafter
in the present case, in the instant case, in the case at bar, in this casehere
therefore, consequently, accordinglyso, thus, then
in order toto
prior tobefore
despite the fact that, notwithstanding the fact thatalthough, even though

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