SAT Writing and Language Drill 3.8 Effective Language Use

Can 'is directly to' be simplified? Watch this SAT Writing video to find out!

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Transcript

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do something cool to lower minimum damages in the amount

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of power generated is directly related to the cooling process

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More our community for local system leading to higher reading

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for the plane Okay Well what do you think here

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Oh red Pretty good to me All right Well the

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most direct way to say directly related teo is how

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do you say that directly related to we don't need

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to add any extra words Some fancy to be or

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not to bees or complex structures Since the original is

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already perfectly concise Watch out for verb forms on this

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one as well since the subject amount of power is

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singular Since the passage is set in the present the

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verb form must also be singular and present as it

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is you know that's one of the curveballs They eva

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leigh liked to throw out your head on these tests

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All right and then just going through the rest just

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to be thorough here the amount of power may sometimes

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be expressed in a number like five volts or one

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point two gigawatts But here it's just a general amount

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a singular noun that doesn't agree with plural verbs such

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as are and have to give it to those having

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a direct relationship in terms of their you go d

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cooling temperature may sound sophisticated but it doesn't explain to

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what exactly the amount of power generated is related So

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that's it Don't change a thing Don't mess with perfection

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