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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.  

In just a couple of years, low-carbohydrate diets have accomplished what the government has failed to do in decades of trying: it has convinced the public of refined grains, that they are bad and whole grains are good.

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Hint

Note carefully what it is that the government has failed to do for the public.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

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5/3 , 6/7

Jul
14
2013
252,388 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
Number Answered
Correct 118,410
Incorrect 133,978
46% 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.  

In just a couple of years, low-carbohydrate diets have accomplished what the government has failed to do in decades of trying: it has convinced the public of refined grains, that they are bad and whole grains are good.

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Answer

Choice (C) is correct. It avoids the awkwardness and wordiness of the original by clearly and concisely stating what the government has failed to do—it has failed to “convince the public that refined grains are bad and whole grains are good.”