Asked • 06/29/19

Simplicity or Complexity, which is more important in speech and writing?

English or any other language could be written or spoken in both the forms, either the user could use simple words or he could use some technical words, my question regarding English is which has more impact on listener, Simplicity in language? or Complexity by using technical words? and is it dependent of whether you are speaking or writing? Simplicity, i.e, using simple words in your language can be effective as it helps the listener understand you better. The brain of listener can easily understand what you meant to say, whereas Complexity brings elegance. A speech or text with some technical words used in it looks more promising and can express much more than the same text written in a simple language. So ultimately, which is better? **PS** : By Complexity, I didn't meant to say English which could not be understood, I just meant the use of more complicated and technical words in the language.

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Brianna M. answered • 06/30/19

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