Get rid of needless, unnecesssary, optional words

Should you write “whether or not” or simply “whether”? Which is better? It’s the latter not the former, regardless of what you might read on Yahoo! Shine:

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If you’re writing for online reading, you should strive to eliminate every unnecessary, unneeded, optional, needless, nonessential word — including synonyms:

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3 Responses to “Get rid of needless, unnecesssary, optional words”

  1. lectorconstans Says:

    Maybe they get paid by the word. Irregardless of whether or not …….

    • Laura Says:

      LOL. Could be. With your grasp of English, you could write for Yahoo!; your writing bears a similar resemblance to Yahoo!’s writers’. :)

  2. ericjbaker Says:

    After thinking about it, I have decided that this except should have been edited more carefully rather than less carefully, given the excessive amount of extraneous verbosity being displayed in said excerpt. These types of errors are frequently repetitious at yahoo!


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