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Writing > Improving Sentences

Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.  

Being that she has a gift for comic timing, Esmeralda is a natural when it comes to storytelling.

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Explanation

Choice (C) is correct. It avoids the unidiomatic phrasing and wordiness of the original by replacing the unidiomatic participial phrase “Being that she has a gift for comic timing” with the more concise and idiomatic prepositional phrase “With her gift for comic timing.”

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