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Important notice

Good news! We have updated our writing tools. Writing Tips and The Canadian Style have been combined to create a new tool called Writing Tips Plus.

Don’t forget to update your bookmarks. Within a few weeks, Writing Tips will no longer be available.

To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

according to our records

To write concisely, avoid the wordy expression according to our records. Instead, reword the sentence and make records the subject.

  • Wordy: According to our records, the bill went out on March 25.
  • Concise: Our records show the bill went out on March 25.