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Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

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Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

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1.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

2.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

About how to succeed, many people ask me for advice, because I am a wealthy artist.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Can you name two ways to make sure your sentences are clear? This multiple-choice quiz will ask you to do exactly that. You'll also be given examples of sentences and asked to identify errors that muddy their meaning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • Methods for evaluating sentence clarity
  • Knowing what makes a sentence clear
  • Finding the error in a given sentence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on writing clear sentences
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding tips for writing and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - practice fixing clarity issues in sentences

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the associated lesson called Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences to further your studies on writing. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what makes a sentence clear or unclear
  • Identify three steps as part of a clear sentences checklist
  • Know the importance of rhythm in a sentence
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