SAT Writing and Language Drill 2.4 Effective Language Use

Was a carriage formal or informal transportation? Watch this SAT Writing video to find out.

Effective Language UseStyle and Tone
Expression of IdeasEffective Language Use
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SAT WritingExpression of Ideas
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to be carried a comma which only occupied so well

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what do we do here What The tone of the

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passage isn't overly formal but it's not informally there it's

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kind of down the middle the fairway there The passage

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emphasizes the grandeur of the occasion which is best highlighted

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by describing the carriage as stately both big and enormous

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are well too vague and info formal to fit in

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with the rest of the stone Be hard for the

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carriage to be crowded since washington was the only one

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in it wasn't that big dude right so in this

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passage of the upgrade would be thus stately carriage right

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and that's kind of a thing in these essays Notice

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how they first had the word vig in there and

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they're asking you to upgrade with the more five dollar

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words stately So when in doubt most the time you're

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going to want to upgrade to the fancy word instead

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of the overly simplistic just big because they're kind of

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testing you on your vocab among other things here so 00:01:09.756 --> [endTime] that's it it's stately not just big