4. Time Words with Time Prepositions
Some English prepositions like during, over, in, on, and throughout give time information, but writers often add unnecessary time words and expressions to these prepositions.
By cutting these redundant expressions, WordRake makes your writing more direct:
During the course of the Revolutionary War, the colonies unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence.
As of the date of the publication of the magazine on December 20, 2021, the publisher had accepted clients’ payments.
We finished the reports for the year of 2019.
Cutting Redundant Time Expressions from Your Writing
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About the Authors
Ivy B. Grey is the Chief Strategy & Growth Officer for WordRake. Prior to joining the team, she practiced bankruptcy law for ten years. In 2020, Ivy was recognized as an Influential Woman in Legal Tech by ILTA. She has also been recognized as a Fastcase 50 Honoree and included in the Women of Legal Tech list by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Follow Ivy on Twitter @IvyBGrey or connect with her on LinkedIn.
Danielle Cosimo is a Language Usage Analyst for WordRake. Before joining the team, she was a translator and editor for non-native English speakers applying to degree programs in the United States and the UK. Danielle is formally trained in linguistics and has a certificate in computer programming. She is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. She applies her interdisciplinary knowledge to create WordRake’s editing algorithms.