Concise Sentences

Stephanie Constantino
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Stephanie Constantino
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Students will identify errors in wordy sentences.
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Question 1

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What does "concise" mean?
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  • to the point
  • wordy
  • interesting
  • vague

Question 2

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Concise sentences often use complex structures and contain a variety of adverbs.
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  • True
  • False

Question 3

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To improve wordy sentences, a writer should...
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  • .... add more adjectives.
  • ... replace adverbs with action verbs.
  • ... only use simple sentences.

Question 4

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The most commonly used adverbs that reduce conciseness in a sentence include all of the following EXCEPT which one?
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  • very
  • really
  • extremely
  • quite
  • All of these reduce the conciseness of a sentence.

Question 5

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Which sentence is the MOST concise?
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  • The girl ate her food hungrily.
  • The girl devoured her food.

Question 6

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What is wrong with the following sentence? We will meet at 12 am midnight this evening.
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  • It uses too many adverbs.
  • "12 am midnight" is repetitive and wordy.

Question 7

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What is wrong with the following sentence? The effects of this phenomenon mean the world contains fewer farms at the current time.
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  • It's wordy and needs to be simplified.
  • It has too many adjectives.

Question 8

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Read this sentence: There are thirty students who have decided to sign up for the field trip. Which sentence best revises this sentence to be more concise?
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  • Thirty students decided to sign up for the field trip.
  • There are thirty students that signed up.

Question 9

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Cliches should be removed from writing to make it more concise.
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  • True
  • False

Question 10

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Which sentence is the MOST concise?
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  • Students who have completed high school may take this course.
  • High school graduates may take this course.
  • Students who graduated may take the course.
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