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Exercises

1: Categorize each of the following sentences as either active or passive.

Jon wrote the draft of the e-mail message.

The e-mail message was edited by Susan.

The e-mail message was sent by the manager.

Mary constructed her e-mail message.

The messages were checked by the executive.

The meeting was organized by Joe.

2: Convert the following sentences to active voice:

Icon’s success is defined by our employees.

The report will be completed by our department.

Icon International’s future is being planned by the board of directors.

3: Choose the sentence in which the word “its” or “it’s” is used correctly:
  1. Its important that you edit your e-mail message before sending it.

  2. Before you send an e-mail message, you should edit its content.

  3. Before you send an e-mail message, you should edit it’s content.

  4. Its important you edit your e-mail messages.

4: Identify the sentence in which the word “they’re,” “their,” or “there” is used correctly:
  1. They’re spending at least four hours a day writing e-mail messages.

  2. Their spending at least four hours a day writing e-mail messages.

  3. There spending at least four hours a day writing e-mail messages.

  4. There spending plenty of time writing and editing e-mail messages.

5: Select the sentence in which the word “affect” or “effect” is used correctly:
  1. The affect your e-mail message has on your recipient might be determined by how you construct it.

  2. How you construct your e-mail message might effect how you are perceived.

  3. The tone of your writing can effect how a recipient perceives your e-mail message.

  4. How you construct your e-mail message might affect recipient reaction.

6: What guidelines can you follow to improve your online writing?




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