Here are 25 more cumbersome expressions and useful replacements for them. Sometimes the replacements are complete omissions.
- While I was in the process of writing this blog post, I drank two cups of coffee.
- While I was writing this blog post . . .
- During the month of February, sales figures increased by 3 percent.
- During February . . .
|is responsible for||handles|
|by means of||by, with|
|has a requirement for||needs, requires|
|have an adverse effect on||hurt, set back|
|in accordance with||by, following, per, under|
|in an effort to||to|
|in order for||for|
|in the process of||(omit without replacement)|
|in view of||because, since|
|is in consonance with||agrees with follows|
|it is essential that [one]||[one] must|
|it is incumbent upon [one] to||[one] should, [one] must|
|it is requested that you||please|
|pertaining to||about, of, on|
|provide guidance for/to||guide|
|relative to||about, on|
|set forth in||in|
|take action to||(omit without replacement)|
|the month (or year) of||(omit without replacement)|
|the use of||(omit without replacement)|
|under the provisions of||Under|
|as prescribed by||in, under|