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Conciseness vs. concision

Topics/tags: Language, short

Grammarly has a variety of categories of suggestions it makes, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, conventions, formality, confidence, clarity, variety, vocabulary, and conciseness. Why does Grammarly use conciseness when concision is, well, more concise? Maybe it’s just me, but concision also sounds better. Brevity would also be a reasonable alternative; after all, we’ve been told that it is the soul of wit.

Version 1.0 of 2018-12-15.