Moving Forward. Or not. (A public service announcement from a frustrated English teacher)
For a while now I’ve been getting annoyed when I read the phrase ‘moving forward.’ I see it in sentences such as, ‘What we aim to be doing moving forwards is to provide you with the same useful information but in a new place.’
What annoys me is that this phrase, moving forward, is one that people are using because they see others using it. What they’re missing is that it isn’t necessary. Take the phrase out (‘What we aim to be doing is to provide you with the same useful information but in a new place’) at the context of the sentence, let alone the tense, does the job for you.
If you find yourself writing ‘moving forward’, try cutting it out and see what happens.
Clarity in language is important, especially in times like these.