On Writing Well Quiz

William Zinsser
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

What is a major job of a nonfiction writer? (from Part III: Chapter 12 Writing About People: The Interview)

2.

How does Zinsser approach unusual words? (from Part I: Chapter 7 Usage)

3.

What happens when writers do not stick to proper grammar rules? (from Part IV: Chapter 20 The Sound of Your Voice)

4.

How rigid are the lines between proper and improper English usage? (from Part I: Chapter 7 Usage)

5.

Should a writer use different voices for different types of writing? (from Part IV: Chapter 20 The Sound of Your Voice)

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