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Be explicit in your writing

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Sometimes, a general word isn’t clear enough when writing e-mail or other correspondence. Use defining words to make sure the reader clearly understands what you’re saying, advises Craig Hogan, author of Explicit Business Writing:

General word: the agreement

Defining word: the agreement we signed on Aug. 13

General word: the software

Defining word: the software you described in your e-mail

General word: the paralegal

Defining word: the paralegal who worked on the case with Tracy.

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