Saying more with fewer words
Use noun phrases/ nominals: “How” and “that” clauses: can we reduce words?
Lexical density helps with analytical precision; it helps to reduce words.
You can turn a wordy “how” or “that” clause into a nominal; this reduces words and increases precision.
- “How”/”That” clause: “The image highlights that teenagers have significant health issues.”
- “The image highlights (nominal = no verb) a teenager’s significant health problems.”
- Sentence 1: Major shows how animals should never consider themselves equal to or having identical interests to man.
- Sentence 2: Major’s shows the animal’s position of unequal, economic power.
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