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Chapter 22. Conciseness: The Department ... > Thrift, Thrift, Thrift - Pg. 226

Conciseness: The Department of Redundancy Department 3. 226 4. 5. At this point in time, it is still illegal to drive more than 2,000 sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time. ____________________________________________________________________ It is a true fact that in Devon, Connecticut, it is unlawful to walk backward in a reverse direction after sunset when the sun has already set. ____________________________________________________________________ It is the honest truth that horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants in a very real sense in Marshalltown, Iowa. ____________________________________________________________________ In Tennessee, it's illegal to shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile. In Boston, it is illegal to hold frog-jumping contests in nightclubs. It is still illegal to drive more than 2,000 sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time. In Devon, Connecticut, it is unlawful to walk backward after sunset. Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants in Marshalltown, Iowa. Answers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Revise Sentences That Begin with Expletives Expletives are constructions that fill holes when writers invert subject-verb word order. Now, invert- ing subject-verb word order is a good way to achieve sentence variety, as you've already learned. But filling in the blanks with expletives just clutters your writing. Here are the most common expletive constructions: · It is