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Cutting the Fat: Avoid Superfluous Nouns

Dragoman prefers to translate ideas as succinctly as possible.

This means cutting superfluous nouns that add nothing to what we are trying to communicate to our readers.

Translation Example 1:

Many studies in the field of economics highlight the importance of transaction costs.

Better:  Many studies in economics highlight the importance of transaction costs.

 

Translation Example 2:

Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate over the weekend.

Better:  Weather is expected to deteriorate over the weekend.

 

You can further explore how you can translate better by expressing ideas with shorter statements and cut the fat from your sentences here.