“It Is Emphasized That”: More Rhetorical Emphasis for Your Enjoyment

I’m sure you recall this 2016 post, in which I listed words and phrases used to add pointless rhetorical emphasis to a contract.

Well here’s another such phrase, and it’s a beaut: it is emphasized that. Ain’t nothin more emphatic that using the word emphasized. Here’s an example:

It is emphasized that the designer of the unit is not entitled to design and/or change anything outside the bounds of the unit.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.