?dying?metaphors that are too commonly used can lose their vividness. For example, in an article
frequently in Modern English. Another way that a metaphor can lose it?s effect on the reader is
used without any knowledge of it?s meaning. In another article, metaphors like ?His voice
author lacks the imagination to make one up for himself, a common problem in Modern English.
make up a new metaphor for themselves.
The use of pretentious diction is probably the most prevalent mental vice used in writings
today. Author feel the need to dress up simple statements with unnecessary words to make their
futile efforts.? The author of this work used pretentious words such a ?futile? in an attempt to
dress up his sentence, but end up increasing the vagueness of his work. Another example of
pretentious diction is when large, useless words are used in sentences where it would be
advantageous to use shorter more direct ones. ?Collectively, unions are outmoded organizations,
Some writers even string series of these obscure words together to make their sentences appear
more profound. This fact is illustrated a sentence written by Jamie Portman that contained words
words that are simpler to decrease the ambiguity of their work.
The use of meaningless words is another large problem with Modern English. Authors will
often string words together in long passages that are completely lacking in meaning. Instead of
pointless like in this paragraph:
?The route to the rim slices through an open valley
that intrigues with starkness, yielding no hint that
a chasm bisects the land beyond. Dust devils dart
and twist, and parched grasses huddle in isolated
Authors using Modern English constantly add meaningless words to sentences that are
now so commonly used in English that the reader almost expects to see them and doesnt really
pay attention to what the paragraph is actually saying.
The evolution of Modern English has brought along many bad habits and mental vices that
metaphors, pretentious diction, and the use of meaningless words in writing has led to a certain
vagueness in writing and to the collapse of English language.