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Exercise 3-4.2
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Quizzes: How to Revise > Deleting redundancy

Journalists place great value in conciseness. Compress the following by cutting repetitive words and phrases.


The police chief indicated that securing the building was an absolute necessity.

The next step is to consider all of the prospective suspects and classify them into groups.

The engineer disassembled the mechanism into its component parts.

His professional résumé includes both a comprehensive list of places he has worked and a list of his educational credentials, including his bachelor's and master's degrees.

Thomas ran the program in four 30-minute sessions, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The meeting is scheduled to be held at 10:30 a.m. in the grand ballroom.

Katrina was the most powerful hurricane in recorded history ever to strike New Orleans.

A violent explosion ripped apart the gas station.

The team's star player had never before spoken to the general public.

Over time it became patently obvious that little Elmer was now nothing but a lifeless corpse.

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