While editing documents, it is not uncommon to delete words, phrases and the occasional sentence. Different people take different approaches to this task. For example, some folks simply select the text and click Delete, while some others may hold down the Delete key, while still others just press the backspace key until the unwanted characters disappear.
If you are in the latter group, and you can spend a lot of time pressing Delete or backspace, you may be interested in a handy shortcut provided by MS Word. All you need do is hold down the CTRL key to speed up this task. Using CTRL + Delete deleted text from the insertion point to the end of the next word. For instance, if you wanted to delete four words to the right, simply press CTRL + Delete four times. Likewise, CTRL + Backspace deletes words to the left of the insertion point.