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an abundance of

To write concisely, use the adjective many instead of an abundance of. Other possibilities include numerous, ample or abundant in.

  • Wordy: The gardens include an abundance of flowers that bloom throughout the summer.
  • Concise: The gardens include many flowers that bloom throughout the summer.
  • Wordy: Our graduates enjoy an abundance of career options.
  • Concise: Our graduates enjoy numerous career options.
  • Wordy: There is an abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation at the resort.
  • Concise: There are ample opportunities for outdoor recreation at the resort.
  • Wordy: Canada is a country with an abundance of mineral resources.
  • Concise: Canada is a country abundant in mineral resources.