A wordy phrase is a phrase that is unnecessarily long or uses too many words to get the message across.
I am of the opinion that dogs are the best.
I believe that dogs are the best.
What Is Wordiness?
Wordiness is when a sentence contains words that make it longer than it needs to be. It can weaken your writing, so we’re going to give you 11 wordy phrases and shorter alternatives you can use. Plus, we will give you one bonus tip that’ll help you remove wordy phrases from all your texts.
Correcting Wordy Phrases
Long and winding expressions can confuse your readers. To avoid this, it’s best to use shorter alternatives instead.
1) A number of
↓Several teammates were on the same page.
2) Came to a realization
↓I realized that I was getting old.
3) At this point in time
↓Johanna will be presenting now.
4) In spite of
↓They stayed friends despite their big fight.
5) Close proximity
↓Right when we entered the zoo, we were in proximity to wild animals.
6) In regard to
↓I am writing to you regarding the job listing.
7) In the absence of
↓If you’re without a guide, please contact the main office.
8) In the event that
↓If we’re late, please begin without us.
9) In spite of the fact that
↓Although they were on the same team, they kept bickering.
10) I am of the opinion
↓I believe that dogs are the best.
11) On the grounds that
↓He was hired because he could start today.
Wordy Sentences Checker
There are hundreds and hundreds of wordy phrases that have shorter alternatives. How can you remember them all? Luckily, you don’t have to. LanguageTool can detect wordy phrases like the ones listed above and will suggest more concise options. Additionally, this multilingual writing assistant can also correct spelling and grammar mistakes in more than 20 languages.