In steno you can sometimes write entire phrases using a single stroke. This can save you strokes and make your writing much quicker.
An example of this would be the stroke for "of" (-F) and the stroke for "the" (-T) can be combined into "of the" (-FT).
Another example would be the phrase "as soon as possible" which can be written as "STPHOP" ("snop")
You can practice common phrases in the Practice section.