I like simple kitchens, without a lot of superfluous or extra, unneeded details. My mother’s kitchen, on the other hand, is so full of decorative clutter and superfluous stuff that I simply can’t find a place to set down my coffee cup! She buys every unnecessary, superfluous item advertised on TV—I often wonder what drives her to buy such an excess of silly things.
Quiz: If you have superfluous words in your essay, what do you have?
- You have a number of high-level words.
- You have more words than you need.
- You have words that make no sense.