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Who is emphasized when writing the action in a correspondence?

The doer

1

What is the standard English sentence order that the Army recommends using?

Subject-Verb-Object

2

Active writing has these three attributes:

-Emphasizes the doer of the action
-Shows who or what does the action in the sentence or puts the doer before the verb
-Creates shorter sentences. Eliminating he passive voice reduces the number of words in a sentence.

3

Department of the Army writing will be clear, concise and ____________

Effective

4

One of the two essential requirements for good Army writing is to put the main point at the beginning.
What is the second requirement?

Use an active voice.

5

In ________ writing you will always make the subject of the sentence the doer of the action.

Active

6

Is this sentence passive or active writing?
"SPC Green was relieved by the Sergeant of the Guard."

Passive

7

Is this sentence passive or active writing?
"The Commander briefed the company."

Active

8

To clarify your writing, you should write paragraphs that are generally no more than ______ lines.

Ten

9

Normally, using ________ and simpler words will make your writing clearer.

Shorter

10

Which one of these is not a specific rule for writing military correspondence?
-Avoid Jargon
-Use correct spelling, grammar an punctuation.
-Keep sentences long
-Use short words

Keep sentences long