Plain English

Plain English is a generic term for communication in English that emphasizes clarity, brevity, and the avoidance of technical language—particularly in relation to official government or business communication.

The goal is to write in a way that is easily understood by the target audience: clear and straightforward, appropriate to their reading skills and knowledge, free of wordiness, cliché and needless jargon. It often involves using native Anglo-Saxon, or Germanic, words instead of those derived from Latin and Greek.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Google Search
  3. Gov.UK Style Guide
  4. Sydney Morning Herald
  5. Plain English Campaign
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