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How can I rewrite this sentence to avoid cliched phrases and/or biased language? "Her...
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How can I rewrite this sentence to avoid cliched phrases and/or biased language? "Her little brother was as destructive as a bull in a china shop."
I have to rewrite this sentence and provide an alternative for the cliched phrasing and/or biased language - could someone give me a hand please - thanks
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In this sentence, there is an example of a cliche, but not of biased writing. The cliche here is the phrase "as a bull in a china shop." That is the phrase that you need to change. The phrase means that her little brother is extremely destructive. He must tend to knock things over and cause a lot of damage. I would say something like this: "Her little brother tended to cause a great deal of damage wherever he went." This would have the same general idea, but would avoid using a cliche.
Posted by pohnpei397 on February 17, 2012 at 9:21 AM (Answer #1)
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