First-assignment-for-technical-communication-due-feb-1st.docx

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1. Conciseness: Abstract Words a. Make the following sentences more concise by replacing ab- stract nouns with verbs. Other minor changes in wording may be necessary. a. Verification of the agreement was indicated by the signing of the contract by members of the M-Global corporate staff. M-Global corporate staff verified the agreement by signing the contract. b. The inspectors indicated that observation of the site oc- curred on July 16, 2005. The inspectors observed the site on July 16, 2005. c. Negotiation of the final contract was to happen on the day after their arrival. The final contract was negotiated on the day after they arrived. 2. Conciseness: Wordy Phrases and Long Words Condense the following sentences by replacing long phrases and words with shorter substitutes. a. In the final analysis, we decided to place the new pumping station in proximity to the old one. In conclusion, we decided to put the new pumping station next to the old one. b. Prior to commencing the project, they met to prioritize their objectives. Before beginning the project , they organized the objectives . c. Endeavoring to complete the study on time, Sheila transported the supplies immediately from the field lo- cation to the M-Global lab. Wanting to complete the study on time, Sheila moved the supplies from the field to the M-Global lab.
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3. Conciseness: Clichés and There Are/It Is Constructions Rewrite the following sentences by eliminating clichés and the wordy constructions there are and it is.
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