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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How do you change this sentence from passive voice to active voice?

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.


What is the BEST explanation of what makes this sentence 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