WrittenLegalEnglish.com : Nominalizations 2/2

Welcome to this updated version of my video on nominalizations (this video is an updated version of the video found here: https://youtu.be/17lRbVGW_Ak).
There’s a lot more information on this video to help explain why you should avoid nominalizations.

Learn how to improve your plain English writing by thinking about the way you use other weak verb + noun nominalizations. Nominalizations weaken your writing – you can write a much stronger and concise message if you strong language instead. To find out how, please watch the video.

In the video I mention a video about ‘zombie words’, here it is: https://youtu.be/dNlkHtMgcPQ

If you want to develop your legal or business writing skills, please visit me at:
• webpage: https://writtenlegalenglish.com
• facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/writtenlegalenglish/

The following resources may also be of help:
• Legal writing advice:
https://lawyerist.com/45054/eliminating-nominalizationsburied-verbs-in-legal-writing/
https://law.utexas.edu/faculty/wschiess/legalwriting/2008/05/when-verbs-become-nouns.html
http://www.law.du.edu/documents/aap/writing-tips-nominalizations.pdf
http://www.businesswritingcoach.com.au/what-bad-legal-writing-can-teach-you-nominalisation/

• General writing advice:
http://www.sjsu.edu/writingcenter/docs/handouts/Nominalization.pdf
https://elijahcain.com/2012/08/09/writing-tip-how-to-detect-and-correct-nominalizations/
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/5-ways-to-set-smothered-verbs-free/
https://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/gram_nominalization.html

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