Government of Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Plainly Said 4

Using plain language means using words and phrases that your readers understand. Sometimes it means choosing the shorter phrase, and sometimes it means using the phrase with the simplest, most English-sounding words. If you make good choices, your readers will understand the information you’re providing and be able to use it.

See if you can pick out a simpler way to write the roundabout phrases in this quiz.