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HSA Item of the Week

This item is one of the many resources available in the Reading CLG Toolkit.

English

For Numbers 10 through 12, each sentence or statement needs to be revised for a new tone, purpose, or audience. Read the sentence or statement in bold print. Then choose the sentence that best incorporates the necessary revisions and maintains the meaning of the original sentence or statement.

Each sentence or statement needs to be revised for a new tone, purpose, or audience. Read the sentence or statement in bold print. Then choose the sentence that best incorporates the necessary revisions and maintains the meaning of the original sentence or statement.

People are irritating when they listen to their favorite kind of music but won’t listen to other types of music.

Revise to the least critical tone.

  1. People can annoy others when they listen only to their favorite music but won’t listen to other types of music.
  2. People are in danger of angering others when they insist on their favorite music despite other available music.
  3. People who like a certain kind of music should be willing to recognize the value of other types of music as well.
  4. People can be considered narrow-minded when they refuse to consider other types of music besides their own favorite tunes.

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