KIS (Keep it Simple) :Brevity
The SAT always prefers a sentence that expresses intended ideas most clearly and succinctly.
Therefore, Beware of Redundancy, Wordiness & passive voice!
Eg: Past Experience reveals that AIDS patients rarely ever exhibit the exact same symptoms.
Experience reveals that AIDS patients rarely exhibit the same symptoms.
Redundancy is unacceptable. Never use two synonyms to describe something when you can
use only one word.
Eg 1: Waldorf Astoria is one of the most prominent and well-known restaurants in New York City.
- No change
- Prominently well known
- Prominent and being well know
Passive structures are wrong. Because they are wordy.
Active: J.Milton wrote “Paradise lost”
Passive: “Paradise lost” was written by J.Milton
Eg2: During the gulf war in 1991,a group as SAS commandos were led on a dangerous mission by Col-Hamilton
2.A group of SAS commandos were being led on a dangerous mission by Col-Hamilton
3.Col-Hamilton led a group of SAS commandos on dangerous mission
4.A dangerous mission that Col-Hamilton led a group of SAS commandos on
Option 3 is a active voice, short & correct