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To give your writing more flow and vigor, try changing some of the nouns (especially those ending in -tion and -ment) to verbs (e.g., determine, complete, accomplish, achieve, measure, convert, characterize, combine) and other parts of speech. Doing this will move your readers along more quickly and make it easier for them to understand your text. In these examples, we changed some of the nouns in the first sentences to verbs and other parts of speech.

Contraction of the tree stems occurred with rapidity.
The tree stems contracted rapidly.

The frequent result of this process is the combination of the molecules.
This process frequently causes the molecules to combine.

The application of fertilizer has the result of stimulation of the yield.
Applying fertilizer stimulates the yield.

Which sentences were easiest to read and understand?