Vague ramblings

A number of points….

Posted in Musing by Ian Cundell on 14 August, 2006

“A number of”?
How many? Look it up. Find out. “A number of” is just redundant verbiage that signifies you were too lazy to find out how many.
Even if you can’t find out how many, leave it out.
Compare these two sentences:
Our proposal attracted interest from a number of investment banks.
Our proposal attracted interest from investment banks.

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