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I am writing a formal technical report and I would like some advice about an expression I want to use. I have a sentence which I want to make more formal:

The merit of their approach is that there is not a need of designing a fusion strategy for the several modalities.

Basically I want to change the ‘there is not a need for’ to something more formal. Any suggestions?

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    ...that it does not necessitate a fusion strategy for the several modalities?
    – Anonym
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 17:12
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    Somebody confirm, but shouldn't it be "...there is not a need to design..."
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented May 2, 2015 at 11:15
  • The second request says: "not a need for" but in the quote it is: not a need of". The former flows better.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented May 2, 2015 at 11:22
  • Seems pretty formal already. But, for the sake of clarity, you could write "...it is not necessary to design a fusion strategy..."
    – ghurley
    Commented Nov 15, 2021 at 6:54

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I want to change the ‘there is not a need for’ to something more formal.

"The merit of their approach is that it circumvents the necessity of designing ..."

circumvent verb: find a way around (an obstacle).

• overcome (a problem or difficulty), typically in a clever and surreptitious way. "I found it quite easy to circumvent security";

synonyms: avoid, get around, get past, evade, bypass, sidestep, dodge; informal duck; "the checkpoints were easy to circumvent"; Google circumvent

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The merit of their approach is that there is not a need of designing a fusion strategy for the several modalities.

In general the determiner "no" can be more concise than a combination of a negated auxiliary and a. In other words There is no need might be more elegant here than "There is not a need". Secondly, the noun need normally takes preposition phrases headed by the preposition for or infinitival clauses. So the Original Poster's sentence might read better thus:

The merit of their approach is that there is no need to design a fusion strategy for the several modalities.

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The merit of their approach is that it eliminates the need for multiple/several fusion strategies.

Or to the extent that my rewording changes the meaning too much:

eliminates the need to design/for designing a [different/separate] fusion strategy for [each of] the several modalities.

(For other good alternatives to “eliminates the need [for/to],” see the answers to this somewhat related question: What's a word for "to eliminate the need for"?)

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What about "Obviates the need"?

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