Expletives Exercise (81)

Streamline the following sentences by rewording them to eliminate the vague phrasing "there is/are" or "it is" that weakens the subject.

Answers and Explanations

1.
Original: There are online resources for just about every possible kind of building.
Correct : Online resources abound for just about every possible kind of building.

2.
Original: It was his habit of frequently clearing his throat that annoyed me the most.
Correct : His habit of frequently clearing his throat annoyed me the most.

3.
Original: There are both short-term and long-term implications.
Correct : Both short-term and long-term implications must be considered.

4.
Original: There are numerous ethical concerns raised by this practice.
Correct : Numerous ethical concerns have been raised by this practice.
Alterna.: This practice has raised numerous ethical concerns.

5.
Original: It is imperative that you act without any more delay.
Correct : You must act without any more delay.
Alterna.: You must not delay any longer.

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