Avoid wordiness, pretentiousness, legalese, and jargon (Part 1)

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
a considerable amount of
assess whether
as a means to
acquaint yourself with
added bonus
as a consequence of
at the same time that
at first glance
along the lines of
as a matter of fact

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