SAT Writing and Language Drill 3.4 Effective Language Use

What do annual potato yields have to do with reducing water usage at power plants? We know you want to know. Watch this SAT Writing video to learn more.

Effective Language UseConcision
Expression of IdeasEffective Language Use
Product TypeSAT Writing
SATSAT Writing and Language
SAT WritingExpression of Ideas
Test PrepSAT Writing

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think this was going to thousands of people in our

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peace resulting from for example a lot of people around

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one three seven point four million tons of approximately the

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annual us potato field each year Okay well here we

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go What we think and we need to change anything

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here Yeah proctor yeah Probably should cause approximately the and

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you will Us potato yield just sounds awkward doesn't infringe

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the word's kind of flip around there So generally if

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you khun say a straightforward fact with fewer words say

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the straight for in fact with fewer words Yeah i

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bet you wish we learned that better hear from up

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when we ran along here we only need to convey

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annual once right self approximately the annual us potato yield

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each year that really hits it off Who knows that

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annual thing there Yeah the word annual means each year

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in fact and saying a word to ways doesn't add

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any clarity or nuance and sentence So yeah we're going

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to change a yearly annually also mean each year give

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it a beansie but neither of these options solves the

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issue of redundancy Repeating things saying the same thing over

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and over and over and over again and again Sorry