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Exercises for Eliminating Wordiness Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab at http://owl.english.purdue.edu For strategies to improve conciseness in your writing, see Methods of Eliminating Wordiness at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_concise.html Directions: Revise these sentences to state their meaning in fewer words. Avoid passive voice, needless repetition, and wordy phrases and clauses. The first sentence has been done as an example. When you're done, you can check your answers at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/print/gl_conciseA1.html. 1. There are many farmers in the area who are planning to attend the meeting which is scheduled for next Friday. 1. Many area farmers plan to attend next Friday's meeting. 2. Although Bradley Hall is regularly populated by students, close study of the building as a structure is seldom undertaken by them. 3. He dropped out of school on account of the fact that it was necessary for him to help support his family. 4. It is expected that the new schedule will be announced by the bus company within the next few days. 5. There are many ways in which a student who is interested in meeting foreign students may come to know one. 6. It is very unusual to find someone who has never told a deliberate lie on purpose. 7. Trouble is caused when people disobey rules that have been established for the safety of all.
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2011 for the course UWP 104A taught by Professor Dragona during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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