Learning Circumlocutions

CIRCUMLOCUTION

  • a form of writing where the writer uses long and complex sentences in order to convey a meaning
  • stating an idea in an indirect manner wherein the writer delivers his message through lengthy sentences
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary meaning:
    • the use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea
    • evasion in speech

 

  1. afford an opportunity – “allow,” “let”
  2. as a means of – “to”
  3. on occasion of – “when”
  4. destroyed by fire – “burned”
  5. adequate number of – “enough”
  6. ahead of schedule – “early”
  7. has the ability to – “can”
  8. it is possible that – “may”
  9. there is a chance that – “might”
  10. for the reason that – “why”
  11. in regard to – “concerning,” “on”
  12. that which is against law – “illegal”
  13. which happens once a year – “annual”
  14. general pardon – “amnesty”
  15. liable to be called to account – “accountable”
  16. in the near future – “shortly,” “soon”
  17. notwithstanding the fact that – “although”
  18. in a timely fashion – “quickly”
  19. on the grounds that – “because”
  20. by means of – “by,” “using,” “with”
  21. 3 hours after sunset – “at 8pm”
  22. in the amount of – “for”
  23. pertaining to – “about”
  24. the possibility exists for – “could”
  25. qualifies for election – “eligible”
  26. is able to – “can”
  27. it is necessary that – “should”
  28. no later than June 1 – “by June 1”
  29. in advance of – “before”
  30. vast majority
  31. added bonus
  32. under circumstances which – “when”
  33. it is crucial that – “must”
  34. passed on to greener pastures – “died”
  35. in view of the fact that – “because”
  36. selected response – “multiple choice”
  37. at this point in time – “now”
  38. brief constructed response – “paragraph”
  39. during the period of – “during”
  40. the guardians of law – “police”
  41. pillars of justice – “judge”
  42. temples of learning – “schools,” “colleges”
  43. has a requirement for – “needs”
  44. in light of the fact – “because”
  45. provides guidance for – “guides”
  46. in reference to – “about”
  47. in the event of – “if”
  48. until such time as – “until”
  49. in a timely manner – “promptly” or “quickly”
  50. in accordance with – “by”, “following”, “per,” or “under”
  51. text-to-text connections – “comparison of two books”
  52. with the exception of–“except”
  53. as well as – “also,” “and”
  54. despite the fact that – “although,” “despite,” even though
  55. draw to your attention – “point out,” “remind you of,” “show”
  56. comply with – “follow,” “obey”
  57. with a view to – “to”
  58. use up – “use”
  59. to a large degree – “largely”
  60. take into consideration – “consider”
  61. take action – “act”
  62. short supply – “scarce”
  63. relating to – “on”
  64. with regard to – “about,” “for”
  65. some of the – “some”
  66. spell out – “describe,” detail,” “explain”
  67. on most occasions – “usually”
  68. in this day and age – “nowadays,” “today”
  69. make an application – “apply”
  70. made a statement – “said”
  71. located in, located on – “in,” “on,” “found”
  72. in the possession of – “has,” “have”
  73. in order to – “to”
  74. in terms of – “about,” “at,” “by,” “for,” “in,” “with”
  75. in most cases, in most instances – “mostly”
  76. it is probable that – “probably”
  77. on behalf of – “backed,” “for,” “supported”
  78. prior to – “before,” “ahead of
  79. refer to as – “call,” “name,” “term”
  80. subsequent, subsequent to – “after”
  81. sufficient number of – “enough”
  82. whether or not – “whether”
  83. with a view to – “to”
  84. was of the opinion that – “believed,” “said,” “thought”
  85. to whatever extent- “however”
  86. time frame – “age,” “era”
  87. result in – “lead to”
  88. under the provisions of – “by,” “under”
  89. with reference to – “about,” “for,” “on (or leave out)”
  90. has no – “lacks”
  91. for the sum of – “for”
  92. give and take – “compromise,” “concession,” “discussion,” “exchange”
  93. give an indication of – “hint,” “show,” “signal,” “suggest”
  94. effect many changes – “change”
  95. except when – “unless”
  96. excessive number of – “too many”
  97. adjacent to –“beside,” “near”
  98. extend an invitation – “invite”
  99. in addition to – “also,” “as well as,” “besides,” “beyond”
  100. in advance of – “before,” “by (or be specific)”
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