Assignment 8D

Essay samples

GlobalEnglish (10 points)

Study the guidelines described in the article titled “GlobalEnglish.” Then revise the following sentences. The first sentenceis shown as an example

0. False Subjects

It is an expense that we can avoid.

Revised

We can avoid this expense.

1. Long Sentences

Sometimes a seller writes to a person stating that, unless notifiedto the contrary, the seller will send specifiedmerchandise, and the recipient is obligated to pay for it at a certain price. (Hint: Make two sentences.)

Revised

Sometimes a seller writes to a person stating that, unless notified to the contrary, the seller will send specified merchandise. The recipient is then obligated to pay for it at a certain price.

2. False Subjects

There are two positions available in the Human Resources Department.

Revised

The Human Resources Department has two available positions.

3. Negative Questions

You were at the scene of the accident, weren’t you?

Revised

Were you at the scene of the accident?

4. Double Negatives

In the not unlikely event that the bill passes, taxeswill certainly be increased.

Revised

The bill is likely to pass, and taxes will certainly be increased.

5. Phrasal Verbs

(Goto http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/. Key “backed out” in the Search box. Then lookunder PhrasalVerbsto see a definition for “backed out.”

My partner backed out at the last minute.

Revised

My partner withdrew at the last minute.

6. Idioms

(Goto http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/. Key “go the extra mile” in the Search box.

We go the extra mile to please our customers.

Revised

We try hard to please our customers.

7. Ambiguous Pronouns

Cleaning products can be dangerous to young children. By sureto keep them in a

locked cabinet.

Revised

Cleaning products can be dangerous to young children. A locked cabinet enhances safety of the products.

8. Ambiguous Pronouns

The driver failed to stop at the intersection, which causedthe accident.

Revised

The driver failed to stop at the intersection. The event caused an accident.

9. Ambiguous Dates

The prescription expires on 04/02/09.

Revised

The description expires on April 2, 2009.

10. Sums of Money

The beach-front condo sold for US$950000.

Revised

The beachfront condo sold for AUD 950,000.

Proofread your answers for keyboard andgrammar mistakes.

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