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Part III: Starting with the Sentence > Exercise #15—Short Words are Better

Chapter 19. Exercise #15—Short Words are Better

The following phrases and sentences are unclear (and silly) because the writers have used too many big words. Try to figure out the intended meaning in each example.

  Illumination is required to be extinguished on these premises after nightfall.

Lights out after dark._______________________________________

  Illumination is required to be extinguished on these premises after nightfall.

Lights out after dark._______________________________________

  My thinking has evolved to the significant point where a concept has emerged.

__________________________________________________________

  My thinking has evolved to the significant point where a concept has emerged.

I had an idea._______________________________________________

  I acknowledge receipt of your letter and I beg to thank you.

__________________________________________________________

  I acknowledge receipt of your letter and I beg to thank you.

Thank you for the letter._______________________________________

  Subsequently we will require your endorsement.

__________________________________________________________

  Subsequently we will require your endorsement.

Late we will need your signature.________________________________

  The biota exhibited a one-hundred percent mortality rate.

__________________________________________________________

  The biota exhibited a one-hundred percent mortality rate.

all the fish died.______________________________________________

  We are endeavoring to construct a more inclusive society.

__________________________________________________________

  We are endeavoring to construct a more inclusive society.

We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.

  At this juncture of maturization.

__________________________________________________________

  At this juncture of maturization.

Now.______________________________________________________

  Communication is the imparting of meaningful informational modes or concepts that impact on interpersonal inputs and interfacings.

__________________________________________________________

  Communication is the imparting of meaningful informational modes or concepts that impact on interpersonal inputs and interfacings.

?_________________________________________________________




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