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Hill is expected to lecture three days a week, to counsel two days a week, and must write for publication in his spare time. She knows not only...

30. Mr. Hill is expected to lecture three days a week, to counsel two days a week, and must write for publication in his spare time. 31. She knows not only accounting, but she also reads Latin. 32. Both applicants had families, college degrees, and were in their thirties, with consider- able accounting experience but few social connections. 33. This book was exciting, well written, and held my interest. Revising Messages: Awkward Pointers Revise the following sentences to delete the awk- ward pointers. 34. The vice president in charge of sales and the production manager are responsible for the keys to 34A and 35A, respectively. 35. The keys to 34A and 35A are in executive hands, with the former belonging to the vice president in charge of sales and the latter belonging to the production manager. 36. The keys to 34A and 35A have been given to the production manager, with the afore- mentioned keys being gold embossed. 37. A laser printer and an inkjet printer were delivered to John and Megan, respectively. Revising Messages: Dangling Modifiers Rewrite the following sentences to clarify the dangling modifiers. 38. Running down the railroad tracks in a cloud of smoke, we watched the countryside glide by. 39. Lying on the shelf, Ruby saw the seashell. 40. Based on the information, I think we should buy the property. 41. Being cluttered and filthy, Sandy took the whole afternoon to clean up her desk. Revising Messages: Noun Sequences Rewrite the following sentences to eliminate the long strings of nouns. 42. The focus of the meeting was a discussion of the bank interest rate deregulation issue. 43. Following the government task force report recommendations, we are revising our job applicant evaluation procedures. 44. The production department quality assurance program components include employee training, supplier cooperation, and computerized detection equipment. 45. The supermarket warehouse inventory reduction plan will be implemented next month. Revising Messages: Sentence Structure Rearrange each of the following sentences to bring the subjects closer to their verbs. 46. Trudy, when she first saw the bull pawing the ground, ran. 47. It was Terri who, according to Ted, who is probably the worst gossip in the office (Tom excepted), mailed the wrong order. 48. William Oberstreet, in his book Investment Capital Reconsidered, writes of the mistakes that bankers through the decades have made. 49. Judy Schimmel, after passing up several sensible investment opportunities, despite the warnings of her friends and family, invested her inheritance in a jojoba plantation. Revising Messages: Camouflaged Verbs Rewrite each of the following sentences so that the verbs are no longer camouflaged. 50. Adaptation to the new rules was performed easily by the employees. 51. The assessor will make a determination of the tax due. 52. Verification of the identity of the employees must be made daily. 53. The board of directors made a recommendation that Mr. Ronson be assigned to a new division.

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