Day_7_Feb_10_Style_Unity_Coherence_PR_training

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Feb. 10 (Thurs) Agenda Style Flow: Unity & coherence
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Style Vocabulary Usage Verbs Nouns and other parts of speech Formal Grammar Style
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Which one is more formal? According to some biologists, coming up with clear proof of the decreasing numbers of frogs has been difficult. According to some biologists, offering clear proof of the decreasing number of frogs has been difficult.
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Verbs English often has two or more choices to express an action or occurrence. Often in lectures and everyday spoken English, (verb + preposition) is used. (E.g. goes up, figure out, bring up) However, there is a tendency for academic writers to use a single verb whenever possible .
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1. Crash test dummies are really important for automotive crash tests. really important for an integral part of 2. In Hong Kong there is one cell phone for just about every two people. just about nearly 3. We got encouraging results using structural bamboo rather than timber. got obtained
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Nouns and other parts of speech 4. There has been a lot of interest in how background sounds, such as music, affects an individual’s ability to concentrate. a lot of → considerable 5. Consumer interest in electronic billing and payment is getting bigger and bigger. getting bigger and bigger increasing If you want more practice, a “Verb replacement exercise” can be found in moodle. (You don’t need to turn it in.)
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Which do you think is more formal? Stand to either the left or the right side to indicate
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course ESL 501 taught by Professor Spear,a during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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