Language Note of the Week 30

Take three seconds and shorten this sentence:

“What Ralph evokes in Randy is something new.”

“_______ evokes in Randy __ something new.”


“Ralph evokes something new in Randy.”

Unless you need time to think, or unless you want to up the anticipation, chop the needless “what” and “is.”

Time to think:
“May I take your order?”
“Well, what I would really like to order from the menu is…” (vs. “I’ll have a beer.”)

Upping the anticipation:
“What really, truly annoys me about this menu is…”

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