It is ‘of course’ not a disaster if these words are occasionally used, but it should not be noticed. What kind of words are we talking about then? Dirk Berkers shares a few:

  • beside
  • However
  • also
  • namely
  • but
  • So
  • however

Do you catch yourself too often with these words, and not sure how to get rid of them? Check Synoniemen net and look for an alternative.

Passive language

Are you a passive writer? Watch out for ‘become’, ‘are’ and past participles. The ‘worst’ sentence I’ve ever come across in a text?

  • “The phones will continue to be usable.” – It is almost impossible to be more passive!

Tip : finished with your text? Then use Ctrl + F to see how often these words appear in your text. To make a passive sentence active, it helps to ask yourself: ‘by whom?’ The answer to the question is the subject you can use for your active sentence.

  • You will be contacted within 3 days.
  • I will contact you within 3 days.

You probably have a preference for one of the two Chief VP Operations Email Lists sentences above. In the example above, the word ‘er’ also comes into play. After reading this sentence, an important question remains unanswered: who will contact?

Chief and VP of Operations Email Lists

This is one of the reasons to avoid the word ‘there’ as much as possible. This is an important tip for students and journalists in particular. You prefer not to leave the reader with questions. For example: “2 were rescued.” What has been saved? By who? Where? How much? When? huh?…

One more time

  • 7 misconceptions about copywriting
  • The power of ‘because’
  • The magic of ‘but’
  • sly words
  • Avoid passive language
  • The word ‘there’

That was it! Enough content to work on your content, I think. Some very last tips, or better, tools , that I don’t want to withhold from you. Good luck!

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