If you would like to avoid being accused of circumlocution, be brief, not long-winded (no interminable).

Do not use four or more words if one or two words communicate the same. The golden rule (la regla de oro) is “keep it simple” or do not complicate it (no lo compliques). Make the reading and listening easy for the recipient (destinatario).

Circumlocution is for unthinking minds (las mentes irreflexivas) and wafflers (las personas que ponen mucha paja).

Here are some examples of such waffle (although grammatically correct) that you should avoid:

Best avoided                                                                                                 

At the time of writing

At this moment

Due to the fact that

Because of the fact that

In the recent past

In the majority of cases

With the exception of

In connection with

The better option

Now

Now

Because

Because

Recently

Usually

Except

About

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