Identifying Irrelevant Sentences in a Passage


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Sentences that do not support the main idea of the passage are _____.

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1. Which of the following is FALSE of irrelevant sentences in a passage?

2. If you want to identify irrelevant sentences in a passage, then what's the first thing you need to do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Removing irrelevant sentences is necessary for improving your written work. The quiz asks about definitions, examples and processes related to this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz you will:

  • Provide the term that describes sentences that do not support main ideas
  • Choose a statement that is not true regarding unnecessary sentences
  • Name the first step in recognizing irrelevant sentences
  • Select sentences from example passages that do not support main ideas

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - consult your knowledge of this topic to remember the characteristics of unnecessary sentences
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge of finding irrelevant sentences to identify phrases that do not belong in provided passages
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you grasp the most essential information from the related lesson

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Identifying Irrelevant Sentences in a Passage can provide you with more information on this subject. The lesson objectives are:

  • Define and identify irrelevant sentences
  • Name the steps for recognizing sentences that are out of place
  • Verify that you can separate useless phrases from ones that matter in a sample passage