Sentence Clarity. A workshop brought to you by the Purdue University Writing Lab. Sentence Clarity. Why worry about making sentences clear? To communicate effectively with the reader To make writing persuasive and interesting To show credibility and authority as a writer.
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A workshop brought to you by the
Purdue University Writing Lab
Why worry about making sentences clear?
This presentation will cover 4 topics:
“The other day I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I’ll never know.”
Note: Use "to" before all the verbs in a sentence or only before the first one—don’t mix.
Which sentences show parallel structure?
The sales rep expected that she would present her product at the meeting, that there would be time for her to show her slide presentation, and that questions would be asked by prospective buyers.
Proofreading strategies for parallel structure:
The decision that was reached by the committee was to postpone the vote.
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