BC Ch5

Dixon Tam
Quiz by Dixon Tam, updated more than 1 year ago
Dixon Tam
Created by Dixon Tam almost 4 years ago
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Question 1

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Adopting a "you" attitude in business writing is simply a matter of using the pronoun "you" as much as possible.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 2

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When delivering negative news, it is misleading to emphasize any positive aspects of the situation.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 3

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You should never use euphemisms, because they are inherently dishonest.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 4

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A conversational tone is not appropriate for most business messages.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 5

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"The evaluator noted several shortcomings" is written in the active voi
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 6

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You should use the passive voice as much as possible in business writing.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 7

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When you're composing a draft, writing and editing at the same time will speed up the writing process.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 8

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Although input from colleagues can be helpful, many effective writers find it helpful never to show the first draft of a document to anyone.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 9

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The denotative meaning of a word is its dictionary definition.
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  • True
  • False

Question 10

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Honor and progress are concrete words.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 11

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Abstract words should be completely avoided in business writing.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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Professionals should avoid simple sentences altogether, since using them makes your writing seem unsophisticated.
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  • True
  • False

Question 13

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A compound sentence contains one main thought (independent clause) and one or more subordinate thoughts (dependent clauses).
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 14

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"Our clients have become more knowledgeable, and we need to accommodate them" is a complex sentence.
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  • True
  • False

Question 15

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"The startup costs on this project are out of control" is a simple sentence.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 16

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"If we can't meet the deadline, our losses will be significant" is a compound sentence. Answer: FALSE
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  • True
  • False

Question 17

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To emphasize a dependent clause, it is better to place it at the end of a sentence rather than in the middle.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 18

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When developing paragraphs, you should use only one method within each paragraph and throughout a document.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 19

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An effective paragraph deals with more than the main topic and shows that the writer intends to be as efficient as possible.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 20

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Most companies expect you to use acronyms from texting in professional business writing.
Answer
  • True
  • False
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