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Answer questions to review Practical Tips for Writing and complete the Swim Race!

Identify the unnecessary words:"Success actually relies on certain habits that many people often lack."

Success, on, lack

Actually, certain, often

Relies, habits,people

Which of the following sentences has a long abstract subject?

Students need to study to do well in school.

Students who do well in school and score high on tests have solid study habits.

Students score higher on tests when they study.

Identify the doubled word:The long, arduous project turned out to also be dull and boring.

long/arduous

dull/boring

Identify the nominalization:"There was an invasion of ants in the open picnic area."

invasion

picnic

was

Identify the unnecessary word:"They experienced a terrible tragedy."

Question 6/9

experienced

tragedy

terrible

Identify the to-be verb:"A new store is going to open.

open

is

store

How many words are separating the subject and verb?"Some people, who shall remain nameless, think otherwise.

Question 8/9

Four

Two

Three

What single word could replace the underlined phrase?"Reading carefully to catch and fix errors helps address lower-order concerns."

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