§ 11. End sentences emphatically.



Rewrite the following passages to make the sentence endings more emphatic:


Find a journalist's article in which the last word in the article is especially arresting. Be prepared to explain why.


In published legal writing, find a paragraph in which the sentence endings are unemphatic. Rewrite the paragraph to spruce it up.


In the literature on effective writing, find support for the idea that sentences should end emphatically. If you belong to a writing group or class, prepare a page with at least three quotations to this effect. Provide full citations to your sources.

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