(a) Delete unnecessary words

Dare to delete. Deleting superfluous words makes the final contract more precise, which better protects the parties. Clearly redundant wording can always be deleted.

For example: Consider the bracketed phrases below:

·         [The Parties agree that] Supplier shall…

·         [Seller and Buyer agree that] if…

Here, It is appropriate to start these clauses with `Supplier shall` or `If`.

Removing unnecessary words and phrases is more important in contract drafting than in other forms of writing because vague language leads to ambiguity in the final draft. A wordy contract drafter may create ambiguity. Deleting unnecessary or repetitive words and phrases protects the client`s interests. A well drafted contract is functional and balanced; each section is crucial to the whole and contains only necessary language. The contract should be reasonably balanced regarding the elaboration of each party’s rights and obligations within each section.