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Unformatted text preview: Print View Overview Sherlock Holmes is one of the world's most famous detectives. He used a process called deductive reasoning to solve many of his cases. Deductive reasoning involves making sound and valid judgments based on facts. As readers, we must behave like Sherlock Holmes. Many times authors use vocabulary words readers do not know. Strategies allow a reader to use logical analysis of the word and sentence to help determine meaning. For example, look at these sentences. I see a beautiful sunset. I witnessed a glorious sunset. The sun descended with splendor as I watched. As the sun slowly made its way down the skyline, I basked in its tangerine and lemon- colored warmth. Which of these sentences is easiest to understand? Actually, they all state the same idea. The difference is in the vocabulary. Authors choose vocabulary words which have particular meaning to them. It could be a writing style which reflects the idea of have particular meaning to them....
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