Plainly said 1

Many literary works would not be the same without an elevated vocabulary, flowing sentences and colourful images. However, other kinds of writing need a different approach. Have you ever read a text and asked yourself, "Why doesn't the writer just say what she means?" Enter plain language. When you want to communicate a specific message to your audience, be clear.

See if you can pick out a simpler way to say the words in this quiz. Be careful: not all the possible answers reflect the meaning of the word in the question!

1. customary
2. terminate
3. economize
4. egregious
5. accede to
6. aforementioned
7. chide
8. consolidate
9. subsequently