One

George Orwell (the famous English novelist and journalist) said, “If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out”. So why not just use one word instead of a lot of those wordy phrases?

Take a look at these examples.

Instead of …                              write …
due to the fact that                      because, as or since
in my own opinion                        I believe
in the near future                         soon
with reference to the fact that      about or concerning

Your reader will thank you! 🙂