writingPlain English is good, clear writing which communicates as simply and effectively as possible. But it is not a childish or simplistic form of English.

Plain English focuses on the message. It uses only as many words as necessary and avoids jargon, unnecessary technical expressions and complex language.

Plain English documents are always written for the people who will be reading and using them, using words they will know. This means that a document can use technical or specialised terms and still be plain English. For example, an article in a medical journal may use specialised language that doctors will understand. But an article on the same topic written for a popular magazine will use terms familiar to the general public.

Even complex concepts can be explained in plain English. Many legal documents, such as contracts and legislation, have been rewritten in plain English and are still legally accurate.

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