Saturday, August 24, 2013

There is and there are

Avoid beginning sentences with 'there is' or 'there are.' These phrases
burden the sentence without adding anything of substance. Eliminating them
makes the sentence crisper and more professional.

Example: There are five members on our committee.
Better:    Our committee consists of five members.

Example: There is a new plan that will be put into effect in March.
Better: A new plan will be put into effect in March.

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