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

description, provide a description, describe

Use the verb describe instead of the overly long phrase to provide a description of.

  • Wordy: Please provide a description of your activities during the weekend.
  • Concise: Please describe activities during the weekend.