Sometimes people think their writing isn't impressive or emphatic enough, so they try to boost it by adding more words or bigger words. Don't do that. Resist the urge to be verbose or pack in jargon. Use simple, clear language.
Here are some examples:
- "Please kindly be informed that the execution of this procedure will begin presently and conclude in 5 hours at the latest."
- "May I request your kind assistance in locating these items?"
- "To perform this procedure, a containing vessel which is cylindrical in shape must be provided."
- "It behoves me to mention, without any equivocation, that this process can be deleterious if performed without the proper safety measures."
But do you really need all those words? How about:
- "We'll start soon, and it'll take 5 hours or less."
- "Can you help me find these items?"
- "To do this, we'll need a cylindrical container."
- "Note: This process can be dangerous if proper safety measures are not taken."
I believe that the most important thing in writing is clarity. Being able to communicate my ideas clearly is the goal. So forgo the plethora of words, eschew grandiloquence, bombast and circumlocution, and favour brevity and economy of language above all else.