§ 14. Turn -ion words into verbs when you can.



Improve the following passages by changing all but one or two of the -ion words. Do any -ion words need to stay?


Edit the following sentences to reduce the number of words ending in -ion:


Find a paragraph in published legal writing with at least three -ion words that need editing. Retype the paragraph, with its citation, and then type your own revised passage below it. If you're a member of a writing group or class, bring a copy of your page for each colleague, and be prepared to discuss your work.


Research the literature on effective writing for additional support for eliminating -ion words. What are the various terms that writing authorities use for these words?

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