When You Catch An Adjective, Kill It

I notice that you use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English – it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don’t let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in. When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don’t mean utterly, but kill most of them – then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon a person, is as hard to get rid of as any other vice.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Mark Twain Quotes (Author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1244.Mark_Twain [Accessed 30 Nov. 2019].
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