Words to Purge
Take a look at the following list of words: is, are, was, were, be, being, been. These words often make writing weak and confusing. Want to create superior writing? Get rid of them. Now, that may sound crazy, as they stand among the most common words in the English language. That's because they serve as hallmarks of common, average writing. To make your prose better than average, you should use them less frequently.