Many people use some words that don’t really need to be there. A great example is “appropriate,” as it’s used in sentences such as “once we review the information, we’ll take appropriate action.”

However, saying “once we review the information, we’ll take action” is every bit as meaningful and effective. And because it says the exact same thing in fewer words, the language is more economical – and that’s always a good thing.

When is it appropriate to use “appropriate”? When you’re trying to distinguish the course of action you’re planning to take from an inappropriate one.