The difficult & extraneous word finder helps you write clearly and concisely by identifying possible weak points in your prose, such as difficult words, adverbs and multiple hedge words.
Difficult words may alienate or confuse readers who are not familiar with them. Article writers, and children's authors in particular may want to pay close attention to word choices. The "Long Words" and "Rare Words" tab can help you identify any words that may not be appropriate for your audience.
When writing fiction it's generally advised to limit adverbs, as many adverb + verb combinations can be replaced by a better, more descriptive verb. Check the "Adverbs" tab to find any adverbs that may have slipped through unnoticed.
Non-fiction, and scientific writers will want to pay attention to the number of hedge words used per claim. Hedge words are mitigating words that can show uncertainty, such as 'can', 'may' and 'indicates'. Multiple hedge words are redundant, may a passage unnecessarily wordy, and can convey the author is unsure of him or herself. The "Hedge Words" tab can help you find sentences with multiple hedge word groupings.
The Difficult & Extraneous Word Finder may warn you about words and phrases you wish to keep. Simply click on the word in the corresponding tab to dismiss the warning.Resources utilized by the Difficult & Extraneous Word Finder
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