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Communicating for Results, 2e: Chapter 3

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Question 1:


a) simplicity
b) directness
c) intricacy
d) clarity

Question 2:


a) using ambiguous language
b) avoiding passive-voice constructions
c) distancing the subject from the verb
d) avoiding the use of personal pronouns

Question 3:


a) words with a French derivative
b) foreign expressions
c) words that substitute -ize and -ization endings
d) important sounding words

Question 4:


a) cliches
b) emoticons
c) slang
d) All of the above.

Question 5:


a) specific qualitative statements
b) abstract language
c) ambiguous language
d) non-idiomatic statements

Question 6:


a) adding extended verb phrases
b) inserting redundancies
c) revising empty words and phrases
d) including prepositional phrases

Question 7:


a) Lee-Sun gave an entertaining presentation.
b) The formal report was written by a team.
c) The proposal addressed the competition.
d) Redundancies create unnecessary wordiness.

Question 8:


a) connotation
b) denotation
c) contraction
d) detraction

Question 9:


a) short sentences
b) passive voice
c) personal pronouns
d) first names and personal references

Question 10:


a) expressing yourself positively
b) stressing reader benefits
c) incorporating a "you-attitude"
d) All of the above.