Subject: New Project Database for Harding Inc. Effective September 30 (1) On September 30 our IT personnel will install a new project database for...
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Subject: New Project Database for Harding Inc. Effective September 30

(1) On

September 30 our IT personnel will install a new project database for all departments.

(2) Our decision reflects your helpful comment cards. (3) We will purchase the DBSP 7000 database. (4) This database provides an improved project scheduler and a milestone tracker among its features. (5) As a result, we know that you will appreciate this upgrade.

(6) There will be a mandatory meeting to introduce the new system on Thursday, September 20 from 2 to 3 pm. (7) We will assemble in Board Room A. (8) There, you will learn about the important essentials of the new system from Heather Garcia, the database manufacturer's representative. (9) After the presentation, you will be served light refreshments.

(10) I will see you at the meeting!

Terry Charles

1. Which sentence uses passive voice? Rewrite the sentence effectively.

2. Which sentence uses an expletive? Rewrite the sentence effectively.

3. What is the style problem in Sentence 2? Rewrite the sentence effectively.

4. Which sentence in the message above is a compound sentence?

a. 5

b. 6

c. 9

d. (none of the above)

5. Which sentence(s) use(s) a long/formal word?

a. Sentence 1

b. Sentence 7

c. Sentence 9

d. (all of the above)

6. How many state-of-being verbs are in the message above?

a. 0

b. 1

c. 2

d. 3

7. Which sentence(s) contain(s) a cliché?

a. Sentence 5

b. Sentence 8

c. Sentence 10

d. (both a and b above)

8. Which of the following would be an effective substitute for Sentence 5?

a. As a result, you will appreciate this upgrade.

b. As a result, we are certain that you will appreciate this upgrade.

c. As a result, we have no doubt that you will appreciate this upgrade.

d. (none of the above)

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