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Bambinala | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 20, 2013 at 4:52 AM via web

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Rewrite this sentence in your own words: The task was introduced to the child using three practice items that followed the exact same format as the test items.

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amysor | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted September 20, 2013 at 10:50 AM (Answer #1)

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The child first saw the topic through the three practice objects that were identical to the test object's format.

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wordprof | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted September 21, 2013 at 5:46 PM (Answer #2)

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The task was introduced to the child using three practice items that followed the exact same format as the test items

 The first step is to remove the passive voice – “the task was…”.  “The instructor introduced the practice items to the child, using the same format as the test items.”  Then, to remove the ambiguity of “using,” build a subordinate clause that separates “which” from “who” -- …”introduced the practice items, which used the same format as the test items, …”  So the final rewritten sentence is:  The instructor introduced the practice items, which used the same format as the test items, to the child.  You could also get a more active structure by:  “The instructor introduced the child to the practice items…” a more logical reversal but a slightly invasive change.

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