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Hello! Please take out your vocabulary sentences!

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  1. Hello! Please take out your vocabulary sentences!

  2. Sentence improvement Reminders: • Look for the SIMPLEST, CLEAREST option • Make sure the SUBJECT is clear • PRONOUNS should be specific • Keep structure PARALLEL • Is the sentence complete or a FRAGMENT?

  3. Great literature, such as the Greek tragedies or the novels of Jane Austen, endures by their speaking directly and freshly to each new generation of readers. Which of the following options is the most clear and simple? • By their speaking directly and freshly • By its speaking direct and fresh • Because it speaks directly and freshly • Because of speaking direct and fresh • Since they speak with directness and freshness

  4. Sentence improvement Practice

  5. Vocabulary Dialogue • With a partner, write a dialogue that incorporates 4 of this week’s vocabulary words. • Dialogue must be at least six lines. • Will be turned in for points.

  6. Sentence Improvements Writing section part three

  7. Types of Paragraph Improvement Questions • Improve part of a sentence • Reorder or sentences within the paragraph • Define the purpose of writing • “In the first paragraph, the author is primarily…” doing what? • Choose which omission, change, or insertion works the best

  8. Example: (1) In Raiders of the Lost Ark, the evil archaeologist Belloq shows the heroic Indiana Jones a cheap watch. (2) If the watch were to be buried in the desert for a thousand years and then dug up, Belloq says, it would be considered priceless. (3) I often think of the scene whenever I consider the record album-collecting phenomenon, it being one of the more remarkable aspects of popular culture in the United States. In the context of the first paragraph, which revision is most needed in sentence 3? • Insert “As a matter of fact” at the beginning • Omit the words “it being” • Omit the word “scene” • Change the comma to a semicolon • Change “think” to “thought” and “consider” to “thought”

  9. Reminders: • ALWAYS go for active voice • Clear subject doing a clear action • Use the FEWEST WORDS possible • Avoid repetition and unnecessary phrases • Recognize LOGICAL flow • Make sure sentences relate to one another logically

  10. Sentence Rewrite Practice