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#1. It need hardly be said that shortness is a merit in words. - Author: Henry Watson Fowler
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#2. We tell our thoughts, like our children, to put on their hats and coats before they go out. - Author: Henry Watson Fowler
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#3. Prefer the familiar word to the far-fetched. Prefer the concrete word to the abstract. Prefer the single word to the circumlocution. Prefer the short word to the long. Prefer the Saxon word to the Romance. - Author: Henry Watson Fowler
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#4. Those who are addicted to the phrase "to use a vulgarism" expect to achieve the feat of being at once vulgar and superior to vulgarity. - Author: Henry Watson Fowler
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#5. The writer's Queen Victoria is his public, and he would do well to keep a bust of the old Queen on his desk with the legend "We are not amused" hanging from it. - Author: Henry Watson Fowler
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#6. The purpose of paragraphing is to give the reader a rest. The writer is saying ... : Have you got that? If so, I'll go to the next point. - Author: Henry Watson Fowler
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#7. The obvious is better than obvious avoidance of it. - Author: Henry Watson Fowler
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#8. Anyone who finds himself putting down several commas close to one another should reflect that he is making himself disagreeable. - Author: Henry Watson Fowler
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#9. Pretentious quotations [are] the surest road to tedium. - Author: Henry Watson Fowler
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#10. Those who run to long words are mainly the unskillful and tasteless; they confuse pomposity with dignity, flaccidity with ease, and bulk with force. - Author: Henry Watson Fowler
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#11. After all, it is an ancient and valuable right of the English people to turn their nouns into verbs when they are so minded. - Author: Henry Watson Fowler
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#12. An excessive use of exclamation marks is a certain indication of an unpractised writer or of one who wants to add a spurious dash of sensation to something unsensational. - Author: Henry Watson Fowler
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#13. Any one who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid. - Author: Henry Watson Fowler
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