A common problem is the use of a *nominalized *verb—a verb that has been changed into a noun then connected with a weaker verb. To construct becomes to begin construction, nominalizing the verb makes sentences longer and awkward. Normalizations are often not errors; they can effectively summarize ideas from previous sentences. You can easily identify most normalizations by searching for tion, ment, sis, ence, ing, and ance, as well as the word of.
*Strong* The committee agreed on a project.
*Weak* The committee reached an agreement on the project.