Appendix B: Choosing everyday words


Instead of ... Use …
assist help
authorize allow
disclose tell
discontinue end
excluding except
failure to if you do not
indicate show
implement carry out, do
modification change
outstanding (debt) unpaid
permitted allowed
promptly quickly
regarding about
reimburse pay back
remainder what is left
request ask for
require need
subsequently afterwards
sufficient enough
supplementary additional
undertake do
unilateral one-sided
utilize use























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