Words and Phrases to use or to advoid in the scientific paper

1. Use an affirmative sentence rather than a double negative.

Instead of

Consider using

 

This reaction is not uncommon

 

This reaction is common
This reaction is rare
This reaction occurs about 40% of the time

 

This transition was not unexpected

 

 

This transition was expected
We knew that such transitions were possible

 

 

This strategy is not infrequently used

 

 

This strategy is frequently used
This strategy is occasionally used

 

 

This result is not unlikely to occur

 

 

This result is likely to occur
This result is possible

 

2. Omit excess words.

Instead of

Use

 

It is a procedure that is often used.

 

 

This procedure is often used.

 

 

There are seven steps that must be completed.

 

 

Seven steps must be completed.

 

 

This is a problem that is…

 

 

This problem is…

 

 

These results are preliminary in nature.

 

 

These results are preliminary.

 

3. Use single words instead of phrases.

Instead of

Use

 

a number of

 

 

many, several

 

 

a small number of

 

 

a few

 

 

are in agreement

 

 

agree

 

 

are found to be

 

 

are

 

 

are known to be

 

 

are

 

 

at present

 

 

now

 

 

at the present time

 

 

now

 

 

based on the fact that

 

 

because

 

 

by means of

 

 

by

 

 

despite the fact that

 

 

although

 

 

due to the fact that

 

 

because

 

 

during that time

 

 

while

 

 

fewer in number

 

 

fewer

 

 

for the reason that

 

 

because

 

 

has been shown to be

 

 

is

 

 

if it is assumed that

 

 

if

 

 

in color, e.g., red in color

 

 

just state the color, e.g., red

 

 

in consequence of this fact

 

 

therefore, consequently

 

 

in length

 

 

long

 

 

in order to

 

 

to

 

 

in shape, e.g., round in shape

 

 

just state the shape, e.g., round

 

 

in size, e.g., small in size

 

 

just state the size, e.g., small

 

 

in spite of the fact that

 

 

although

 

 

in the case of…

 

 

in…, for…

 

 

in the near future

 

 

soon

 

 

in view of the fact that

 

 

because

 

 

is known to be

 

 

is

 

 

it appears that

 

 

apparently

 

 

it is clear that

 

 

clearly

 

 

it is likely that

 

 

likely

 

 

it is possible that

 

 

possibly

 

 

it would appear that

 

 

apparently

 

 

of great importance

 

 

important

 

 

on the order of

 

 

about

 

 

owing to the fact that

 

 

because

 

 

prior to

 

 

before

 

 

reported in the literature

 

 

reported

 

 

subsequent to

 

 

After

 

the question as to whether

whether

advance notice

notice

at this point in time

now

be that as it may

but

in the event that

if

general consensus

consensus

young juvenile

juvenile

student body

students

due to the fact that

because

chemotherapeutic agent

drug

 

(Source : Internet)

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