Innovative Business Writing
Words to Avoid
Using the Right Words Can Make a Big Difference
Sometimes just using a different word or words can make a big
difference in how well your message is understood or accepted.
Some words do a better job of communicating. Choose your words
wisely to make sure your writing is clear and compelling.

The following is a listing of some words you should avoid and
alternative words to use in their place.
Circular

Commence

Fortunate

Error

Shall

However

Omit

Purchase

Requested

Perhaps

Operational

Optimal

Transpired

Systematize

Parameters

Utilize

Receive

Modality

Cost-effective

Facility

Finalize

Inoperative


Round

Begin

Lucky

Mistake

Will

But

Leave out

Buy

Asked for

Maybe

Working

Ideal

Happened

Organize

Limit

Use

Get

Style

Money-saving

Building

Finish

Doesn't work