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Martin taste in music is better than Bill ? – Weekly Advice

Martin taste in music is better than Bill ? – Weekly Advice
  • Those young indonesian who have achieved so many things at such a young age. (Inexact)

Those indonesian who have achieved so many things at such a young age (Exact)

Insight: You don’t need two young words there. If you want to replace young word as a subject, you can just end it with the sentence “So many things.” If you want to replace young word as a complementary, you can change “young indonesian” to “those indonesian”.

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  • He called out her name (Inexact)

He called her name (Exact)

Insight: Both called and called out mean to have spoken in a loud voice, so the word out is unnecessary.

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  • Their exactly identical luggage was confusing (Inexact)

Their identical luggage was confusing (Exact)

Insight: Identical means exactly the same, so the word exactly is unnecessary.

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  • They’re really very excited (Inexact)

(1) They’re really excited (Exact)

(2) They’re very excited (Exact)

Insight: Both really and very mean extremely. Either word can be removed from the sentence.

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  • The forecast calls for warm weather in the days to come for the foreseeable future (Inexact)

(1) The forecast calls for warm weather in the days to come (Exact)

(2) The forecast calls for warm weather for the foreseeable future (Exact)

Insight: Both in the days to come and for the foreseeable future mean in the near future. Either phrase can be removed from the sentence.

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  • Martin taste in music is better than Bill (Inexact)

(1) Martin taste in music is better than Bill’s taste (Exact)

(2) Martin taste in music is better than Bill’s (Exact)

Insight: Martin’s taste in music should be compared with Bill’s taste in music, not with Bill himself. You can choose both sentences, but the second option is more effective.

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  • I went to get a drink before just the intermission ended (Inexact)

I went to get a drink just before the intermission ended (Exact)

Insight: Just should precede before, the word it describes. The sentence loses its meaning if it is instead placed after before.

Insight: Just should precede before, the word it describes. The sentence loses its meaning if it is instead placed after before.

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  • I think I did good on the exam (Inexact)

I think I did well on the exam (Exact)

Insight: Well is an adverb that modifies the verb did and is correct. Good is an adjective and is incorrect.


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