"I can't stand frail, weak writing. And neither can you." Says Jeff Goins, the writer who wrote a national best seller The Art of Work. Think about it, some contents are so powerful that you feel like immediately starting something matters after reading them, while some are just not so a) compelling. You may not know why they are different, but you do feel the difference.
Once you realized why, your communication will be more convincing and effective. Goins suggests that we start with identifying the "lazy words" that weaken our writing.
If your intention is to be informal, go ahead and use this word. Why not use the precise word to refer to the "stuff," for example, the ongoing project.
This term is not always inappropriate but should be used (1) on rare occasions. People tend to overuse it. Goins thinks "things"is non descript and can often be replaced with better nouns, such as "reasons" or "issues", etc.
Got means "obtaining something." For example, "I got a baseball." But wait, does it mean "I have a baseball" or "I found a baseball?" Now you see that it is a b) vague verb and can usually go away.
These are the words that make dull situations. Compare these sentences and (2) have a sense of why we could always employ better action words:
"He was there."
"He sit silently in the meeting."
"The client were at the dinner."
"The client and her husband arrived late at the dinner."
Went is c)lackluster. It is as boring as "are." Instead of "I went to the city," you could say "I biked to the city to check out the new bookstore."
(1) on rare occasions很少，不常
On rare occasions, these bird viruses can infect other species. 在極罕見的情況下，這些鳥類病毒才會傳給其他物種。
(2) have a sense of…對…有想法，有…感
By age five, children have a sense of self-esteem. 兒童到五歲的時候，開始有自尊心。