ACT English 2.1 Style
ACT English: Style Drill 2, Problem 1. What's the best way to make this sentence more concise?
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speaker's brother is his or her sibling.
So...choice (A) is guilty
of redundancy, redundancy, redundancy.
Choice (B) may be less wordy than (A), but it's equally as redundant.
We don't need to be told that this person's brother is also his or her sibling.
Choice C? This one is guilty of the same redundancy
as both of the other two.
It does give us the added information that the speaker has more than one sibling...
...but that fact doesn't seem particularly relevant to the rest of the sentence.
It turns out that the only way to avoid redundancy is to cut the entire underlined portion out
of the original sentence.
Therefore, (D) is the correct answer.