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Word Choice in Terms of Style, Tone, and Clarity. Tutorial #1: Delete Redundant Material. Redundant material includes words or phrases that repeat ideas in the sentence. The Rule: Delete redundant Words and Phrases. Avoid wordiness. Explanation of Skill.

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Word choice in terms of style tone and clarity

Word Choice in Terms of Style, Tone, and Clarity


Tutorial 1 delete redundant material

Tutorial #1: Delete Redundant Material

  • Redundant material includes words or phrases that repeat ideas in the sentence.

  • The Rule: Delete redundant Words and Phrases. Avoid wordiness.


Explanation of skill

Explanation of Skill

  • Redundant Phrase: Mary was alarmingly startled by the lightening strike.

  • Concise Sentence: Mary was startled by the lightening strike.


Redundant pairs

Redundant Pairs

  • Terrible tragedy

  • Past history

  • Each individual

  • Final outcome

  • Past memories

  • True facts


Redundant categories

Redundant Categories

  • (large) in size

  • (heavy) in weight

  • (period) in time

  • (tall) in height


Abbreviation categories

Abbreviation Categories

  • AIDS syndrome

  • PIN number

  • ATM machine

  • CD disk

  • AM morning

  • PM afternoon


Incorrect

Incorrect:

  • The football player suffered a harmful injury during the game.

  • Tom stood in his backyard behind his house.


Correct

Correct:

  • The football player suffered and injury during the game.

  • Tom stood in his backyard.


Act examples

ACT Examples


Act examples1

ACT Examples


Act examples2

ACT Examples


Act examples3

ACT Examples


Obvious redundancy

Obvious Redundancy

  • Sally went to the store. At the store, she bought candy, and then she left the store.

  • Can be changed to:

  • Sally went to the store, bought candy,

    and left.


Subtle redundancy

Subtle Redundancy

  • Suzanne wrote a very unique story.

  • Can be changed to:

  • Suzanne wrote a unique story.


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