ACT English 2.4 Style
ACT English: Style Drill 2, Problem 4. Which choice is the most concise way to properly write the sentence?
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We're eliminating choice (A) right from the get-go; this first sentence is crammed with
If we wrote something, we authored it; if we authored something, we wrote it. Plain
Choice (C) also uses both "wrote" and "authored," so we'll get rid of that one too.
The original sentence also modifies the noun "autobiography" with the prepositional phrase
"of his life."
This is redundant because every autobiography is the story of someone's life.
We see the same mistake in choice (D), so we'll eliminate it as well.
Choice (B) is correct because it eliminates both redundancies from the original sentence
by concisely stating, "Jordan wrote an autobiography, even though he was only ten."
But he didn't have
to cover as many years as most memoirists...