BFE (Be-Free English) takes effort. BFE pays
off, though, in more active sentences. Not only that but you will
discover new verbs buried in old nouns. Actually, the nouns came
on the scene later, making the verbs older, but you may not have noticed
them before. For example:
The act or process of branching out or dividing into branches.
A branch or other subordinate part extending from a main
An arrangement of branches or branching parts.
A development or consequence growing out of and often complicating
a problem, plan, or statement.
Thus does the sophisticated person ramify all subjects into
technical factors, economic issues, and human considerations. So
too, do I pejorate unsophisticated thinking, and thus did I perorate naivete
as I departed middle years.
amplify before amplification,
beautify before beautification,
clarify before clarification,
defy before...never mind.
If you want to use "ramification," "pejorative," and "peroration,"
fine. Just don't be surprised to find an unsophisticated "be" in
the same sentence...
...or some other unsophisticated words like "includes" or
"Penny-Farthing" is a pejorative expression for the "Ordinary,"
tantamount to calling a "Ford" a "Tin-Lizzy."
There are technical, economic, and human ramifications in
any legislative act.
The list of my pet peeves includes prolix and peroration.
Any legislative act involves technical, economic, and human