Revising To Be Verbs - Intermediate Practice

Intermediate Practice

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In the textboxes, revise the following sentences to eliminate to be verbs without altering meaning. Feel free to revise the main verb to make it stronger or more active. 

Please note, because revising to be verbs deals with style more than grammar rules, there may be multiple revision options although you will see only one option after you submit each response. Compare your revision to the possible revision and determine if one is more effective. One way to do that is to determine which revision has fewer words but still maintains the original sentence's meaning. 

You must respond to each question before the AGG response will be displayed. After you submit each response, you will see the AGG response, but you won’t be able to see your response until the end. After the quiz, you will be able to review the summary of responses including the original sentence, your own response and the AGG revision. This quiz has 6 questions.

Example: In conclusion, to be a doctor requires a lot of knowledge, and that is why doctors charge so much.

Possible revision: In conclusion, becoming a doctor requires a lot of knowledge, and doctors charge so much because of that.

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