Friday, May 29, 2015

How to improve writing (no. 58)

From the news: “The current investigation is ongoing.” Can a current investigation be anything but? This sentence is an example of journalese. A Google search returns 59,000+ results.

Plain and nonredundant: The investigation continues.

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[This post is no. 58 in an ongoing series, “How to improve writing,” dedicated to improving stray bits of public prose.]

comments: 1

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, ongoing series is a joke.