Harold Defends The English Language

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Summary of “Harold Evans Defends the English Language” by Charles Shafaieh

“Avoid the passive voice; eliminate redundancies; watch your pronouns; don’t succumb to monologophobia” quotes Charles Shafaieth in his recent article. Shafaieh explains the case of Harold Evans, a published author and avid writer who staunchly promotes the idea of “writing what you mean and moving on”. Evans believes that a no-nonsense approach, with clarity and brevity is the single best way to convey your thoughts. He holds the idea that simplifying prose and using clear simple words such as those in everyday life make his and others lives easier.
Throughout the article Shafaieh builds on this idea from many sources such as Evans himself, Herbert Spencer,
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