This is probably one of these images that has been going around on LinkedIn for the past 5 years, somehow I did not pick it up:
Yes, the right column is better English. But:
- Some of these words actually take more copy space
- Some of these words are long, and hard to break to the next line
- Some of these words might not be understood by non-native English speakers ("destitute"?)
At school, you are writing to learn the most beautiful English possible, in real life you might be pitching a Chinese investor with a complicated startup idea.