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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.  

Lady Day, as Billie Holiday was usually called, was the finest jazz singer of her generation, and it was the opinion of her fans, she was the greatest jazz singer of the twentieth century.

Answer Choices

Hint

Here, the conjunction “and” connects two independent clauses; read the second clause (beginning after “and”) as if it were a separate sentence.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

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10/11 , 11/8

Aug
28
2014
5,776 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
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Correct 4,330
Incorrect 1,446
74% correct

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.  

Lady Day, as Billie Holiday was usually called, was the finest jazz singer of her generation, and it was the opinion of her fans, she was the greatest jazz singer of the twentieth century.

Answer Choices

Answer

Choice (E) is correct. It avoids the sentence fragment error of the original by replacing the awkward and unnecessary “it was” with the preposition “in” to idiomatically state that Billie Holiday’s fans considered her “the greatest jazz singer of the twentieth century.”