A. Complete Exercise 3 on p. 152 of your online text Writing for Success.
not simply "change a word"; rewrite the sentence to ensure that you have
quality writing! Apply what your text says about fresh, original
language. You need not copy the original sentence.
On your own sheet of paper, revise the following sentences by replacing the clichés with fresh, original descriptions. 1. She is writing a memoir in which she will air her family’s dirty laundry. 2. Fran had an ax to grind with Benny, and she planned to confront him that night at the party. 3. Mr. Muller was at his wit’s end with the rowdy class of seventh graders. 4. The bottom line is that Greg was fired because he missed too many days of work. 5. Sometimes it is hard to make ends meet with just one paycheck. 6. My brain is fried from pulling an all-nighter. 7. Maria left the dishes in the sink all week to give Jeff a taste of his own medicine. 8. While they were at the carnival Janice exclaimed, “Time sure does fly when you are having fun!” 9. Jeremy became tongue-tied after the interviewer asked him where he saw himself in five years. 10. Jordan was dressed to the nines that night.