The five step process to remove Prepositions –
Step One – Examine your writing for compound prepositional phrases. Once identified, replace each compound prep phrase with a simple preposition.
What is a compound prep phrase? – They are a series of prep phrases that act like a single preposition. Beware of these! Some common ones you will find in non fiction writing are – with regard to, with respect to, in reference to, etc.
Convert these phrases to simpler phrases or eliminate the phrase all together.
Example – In order to write more concisely… (Bad)
To write more concisely (Good)
At this point in time (Bad)
Removing clutter will help your book read better and is one of the big things an editor looks for when going through your document.
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