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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.  

At the time of the 2001 census, English was what was spoken by almost all people in Wales, while only 20.8% of the Welsh population could speak Welsh.

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Hint

Ask yourself who in the sentence is speaking English.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

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10/3 , 11/7

Jul
2
2015
1,268 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
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Correct 1,087
Incorrect 181
85% 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.  

At the time of the 2001 census, English was what was spoken by almost all people in Wales, while only 20.8% of the Welsh population could speak Welsh.

Answer Choices

Answer

Choice (E) is correct. It avoids the wordiness of the original by deleting the unnecessary phrase “what was,” resulting in the concise “English was spoken.”