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Part One of this module introduces you to:

  • Cultural norms of writing sentences
  • Use of prepositions
  • Redundant pairs

Part Two of this module introduces you to:

  • Unnecessary words
  • Unclear referents (Clarity with pronouns)


DukeWrites Sentences 1
DukeWrites Sentences 2



Additional Resources

Duke Writing Studio handouts on revising for style
UNC-Chapel Hill Writing Center on style
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) on sentence clarity

Module developed by Margaret Swezey. Last updated May 2017.
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