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Rule "transitive verb 'occasion' is very formal"

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Description: transitive verb 'occasion' is very formal
Message: The transitive verb "\1" is a very formal word choice. Consider a more common synonym.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Tags: [picky]
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The concert occasioned a riot.
    Correction suggestion: caused, induced
  • It was occasioned by it.
    Correction suggestion: caused, induced
  • It can be used to occasion it.
    Correction suggestion: cause, induce
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I enjoyed the occasion by the way.
  • I enjoy it on occasion.
  • The people I see on rare occasions are here.
  • On occasions, things happen.
  • On occasions some things happen.
  • On some occasions things happen.
  • On occasions things happen.
  • On two occasions things happen.
  • On random occasions things happen.
  • On very few occasions things happen.
  • On a number of occasions the thing happens.
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