ACT English 2.2 Style
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ACT English: Style Drill 2, Problem 2. Which choice expresses the underlined portion most concisely?
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In the original sentence, we've got the term "free gift." We hear this
term all the time.
However, "free gift" is redundant because all gifts are free by definition.
The point is that we can get rid of choice (A) because of this redundancy.
Like (A), choice (B) is guilty of redundancy. The term "added bonus" is redundant because
a bonus is, by definition, something that's added to something else.
Which brings us to choices (C) and (D).
Though they relate the same basic information, (C) does so more concisely.
There's no need to say "a gift that came with purchase" when we can say "a gift
with purchase" to communicate the same idea with fewer words.
Remember, less is best.