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Prefer Verbs over Nouns

Prefer Verbs over Nouns

Nominalization – what it is and how it damages your client communications, and how a focus on verbs invigorates any document you write.


Welcome to Prefer Verbs over Nouns! Throughout this lesson, we’ll be showing you examples on-screen, some of which won’t be narrated. Please pause the video as needed to read and understand them.

Let’s begin with a brief word about conciseness. In a commencement speech at Binghamton University, Owen Pell, a leading dispute resolution attorney, suggested that a Twenty-First Century alternative to a law school graduation might be simply to email a degree certificate to each graduate, and to...