Improving Sentence Structure

This is best summed up in the following the items in

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Unformatted text preview: ents. They would lose a way to express individuality. (75 words) Wri1ng Concisely Look for the ar1cles and preposi1ons that accompany nouns (especially of). 2. Transform nouns to verbs wherever possible. 3. Avoid combining a noun- based style, heavy use of preposi1ons, and the passive voice because this par1cular combina1on is very difficult for readers. Parallel Form Parallel structure, parallel construc1on, and parallelism –taking out repe11ve words and combining similar sentences and ideas In parallel structure, it is important to group similar ideas and items together. Parallel Form When using parallel structure in lists, the main rule to remember is that the phrases or sentences in a list must be the same gramma1cal form. This is best summed up in the following: The items in the list must be all nouns, all infini1ves, all preposi1onal phrases, all gerunds, or all clauses. Iden1fy the errors Golf requires hand- eye coordina1on, flexibility, and to be able to concentrate. Golf requires hand- eye coordina1on, flexibility, and concentra1on. Jack is responsible for loading the trunk, cleaning the seat cushions, and the engine check. Jack is responsible for loading the trunk, cleaning the seat cushion...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2014 for the course COM 300 taught by Professor Andrewsachs during the Spring '13 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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