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Main Rules of Written English - Development Level - Skill Check

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Making longer sentences
Practice
Advice

1 Do you use longer sentences, made up of groups of words (clauses and/or phrases)?

a) When I write a piece of academic work...



b) When I write a piece of work...




2 Are your clauses linked appropriately?

When I write a piece of work...





Placing the parts of a sentence
Practice
Advice

3 Does your placing of the parts of the sentence make your meaning clear?

When I write a piece of work, in each of my sentences...





How using short or longer sentences affects your work
Practice
Advice

4 Does the mix of short and long sentences in your work create the impression you want to make?

When I write a piece of work...



 

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