Re-Write it Right
Comma review
Library Searches
If Not Higher
Checksheet for Research
Avoiding Plagiarism
Works Cited
Intext Citation
Thesis Statements
Dos and Don'ts
Logical Fallacies
Said Article exercise
Review Questions for Country People and Husband
A Doll's House Review
Re-Write it Right
Unclear Sentences
Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?
Spell Checker Poem
Contact Me
Organizing in Time Order
Organizing in Emphatic Order
Organizing in Time and Emphatic order

Mark Twain:
"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."

This is an exercise is using the "best" word for your topic, purpose and audience. Below are sentences that cliche's, or phrases that you should recognize. However, the language is inappropriate for the average reader. You need to re-write the sentences with the "everyday" language.

For example, the sentence: Refrain from terminating the life-force of the fowl which reclined the auric oeuvre.

Means: Don't kill the goose that laid the golden egg.

1. Scintillate, scintillate, asteroid minifis.

2. Members of an avian species of identical plumage congregate.

3. Surveillance should precede salientation.

4. It is fruitless to become lachrymose over precipitously departed lacteal fluid.

5. Pulchritude possesses solely cutaneous profundity.

6. Freedom from encrustation of grime is contiguous to rectitude.

7. The stylus is more potent than the rapier.

8. It is fruitless to attempt to indoctrinate a super-annuated canine with innovative maneuvers.

9. Eschew the implement of correction and vitiate the scion.
10. The temperature of the aqueous content of an unremittingly ogled saucepan does not reach 210 degrees Fahrenheit (at sea level).

11. All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auriferous.

12. Where there are visible vapors of ignited carbonous materials, there is conflagration.

13. Sorting on the part of the mendicant must be interdicted.

14. A plethora of individuals with expertise in culinary techniques vitiate the potable concoction produced by steeping certain comestibles.

15. Eleemosynary deeds have their incipience intramutually.
16. Male cadavers are incapable of yielding any testimony.

17. Individuals who make their abode in vitreous edifices would be advised to refrain from catapulting petrous projectiles.

18. Neophyte's serendipity.

19. Exclusive dedication to necessitous chores without interludes of hedonist diversion renders John a hebetudinous fellow.

20. A revolving lithic conglomerate accumulates no congeries of a small green bryophitic.

21. The person presenting the ultimate cachinnation possesses thereby the optimal cachinnation.

22. Abstentation from any undertaking precludes a potential escalation of a lucrative nature.

23. Missiles of ligneous of petrous consistency have the potential of fracturing my osseous structure, but appellations with eternally be no cause of my impairment.

Read the words in context, define what you can, then think about what the phrase means as a whole. Good luck!