Noun Strings Exercise (422)

A series of nouns in which all but the last word function as adjectives modifying the final noun is difficult to read. Revise each sentence below to ease the flow of the statement.

Answers and Explanations

1.
Original: Smith spoke to the press following the 1993 national title game win over the Giants.
Correct : Smith spoke to the press following the win over the Giants in the 1993 national title game.

2.
Original: The workplace safety training curriculum has been revised.
Correct : The curriculum for workplace-safety training has been revised.

3.
Original: It’s the largest public-private sector supported comprehensive health education program in the United States.
Correct : It’s the largest comprehensive health-education program supported by a combination of the public and private sectors in the United States.

4.
Original: The company has vast experience providing information-systems security program management support.
Correct : The company has vast experience providing support for program management in information-systems security.

5.
Original: We have been awarded a grant to complete our urban architecture design innovation project.
Correct : We have been awarded a grant to complete our project on innovation in urban-architecture design.

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