Exercise Eight: Cut Wordy Phrases

Match the unnecessarily long phrase with its shorter counterpart:

Phrase Matching Exercise
Wordy Phrase Short Phrase

a number of

please

owing to the fact that

change

at the present time

about

in a timely manner

to

in an effort to

if

make a modification to

because

in regard to

now

provide the opportunity for

then

it is requested that you

promptly

in the event of

many

after this is accomplished

let


When you're done, continue to Exercise Eight Takeaways