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---
extends: substitution
message: Consider using %s instead of '%s'
link: http://www.plainlanguage.gov/howto/wordsuggestions/simplewords.cfm
ignorecase: true
level: warning
swap:
'approximate(?:ly)?': "'about'"
absent: "'none' or 'not here'"
abundance: "'plenty'"
accelerate: "'speed up'"
accentuate: "'stress'"
accompany: "'go with'"
accomplish: "'carry out' or 'do'"
accorded: "'given'"
accordingly: "'so'"
accrue: "'add'"
accurate: "'right' or 'exact'"
acquiesce: "'agree'"
acquire: "'get' or 'buy'"
additional: "'more' or 'extra'"
address: "'discuss'"
addressees: "'you'"
adjacent to: "'next to'"
adjustment: "'change'"
admissible: "'allowed'"
advantageous: "'helpful'"
advise: "'tell'"
aggregate: "'total'"
aircraft: "'plane'"
alleviate: "'ease'"
allocate: "'assign' or 'divide'"
alternatively: "'or'"
alternatives: "'choices' or 'options'"
ameliorate: "'improve'"
amend: "'change'"
anticipate: "'expect'"
apparent: "'clear' or 'plain'"
ascertain: "'discover' or 'find out'"
assistance: "'help'"
attain: "'meet'"
attempt: "'try'"
authorize: "'allow'"
belated: "'late'"
bestow: "'give'"
cease: "'stop' or 'end'"
collaborate: "'work together'"
commence: "'begin'"
compensate: "'pay'"
component: "'part'"
comprise: "'form' or 'include'"
concept: "'idea'"
concerning: "'about'"
confer: "'give' or 'award'"
consequently: "'so'"
consolidate: "'merge'"
constitutes: "'forms'"
contains: "'has'"
convene: "'meet'"
demonstrate: "'show' or 'prove'"
depart: "'leave'"
designate: "'choose'"
desire: "'want' or 'wish'"
determine: "'decide' or 'find'"
detrimental: "'bad' or 'harmful'"
disclose: "'share' or 'tell'"
discontinue: "'stop'"
disseminate: "'send' or 'give'"
eliminate: "'end'"
elucidate: "'explain'"
employ: "'use'"
enclosed: "inside or 'included'"
encounter: "'meet'"
endeavor: "'try'"
enumerate: "'count'"
equitable: "'fair'"
equivalent: "'equal'"
exclusively: "'only'"
expedite: "'hurry'"
facilitate: "'ease'"
females: "'women'"
finalize: "'complete' or 'finish'"
frequently: "'often'"
identical: "'same'"
incorrect: "'wrong'"
indication: "'sign'"
initiate: "'start' or 'begin'"
itemized: "'listed'"
jeopardize: "'risk'"
liaise: "'work with' or 'partner with'"
maintain: "'keep' or 'support'"
methodology: "'method'"
modify: "'change'"
monitor: "'check' or 'watch'"
multiple: "'many'"
necessitate: "'cause'"
notify: "'tell'"
numerous: "'many'"
objective: "'aim' or 'goal'"
obligate: "'bind' or 'compel'"
optimum: "'best' or 'most'"
permit: "'let'"
portion: "'part'"
possess: "'own'"
previous: "'earlier'"
previously: "'before'"
prioritize: "'rank'"
procure: "'buy'"
provide: "'give' or 'offer'"
purchase: "'buy'"
relocate: "'move'"
request: "'ask'"
solicit: "'request'"
state-of-the-art: "'latest'"
subsequent: "'later' or 'next'"
substantial: "'large'"
sufficient: "'enough'"
terminate: "'end'"
transmit: "'send'"
utilization: "'use'"
utilize: "'use'"