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  • I detest the word "utilize" in nearly all situations. I nearly always prefer "method" to "methodology", unless you're talking about studying methods. I also use too many adverbs. Long sentences usually suck.

    That'll do -- for about five minutes. GRR!

    • use v utilize is one of mine, too. In fact, you're guaranteed to get my asshole crawling up my spine to garrotte my brain if you write was utilized by. Yay, clumsy construction and a bullshit word!

      Editing has a lot of aspects, but the one I'm doing a lot of now is rearranging words and sentences so that the point can come through. I'm always amazed at how easy it is to hide the purpose of a paragraph through clunky construction.