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Tutor profile: Sam H.

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Sam H.
Creative Writing graduate with a love of Literature
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Subject: Writing

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Question:

How could the following sentence be rewritten with more description?: “Jimmy was embarrassed that his pants ripped at school.”

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Sam H.
Answer:

Instead of telling the reader how Jimmy feels, the above sentence could be improved by describing how Jimmy’s embarrassment displays itself. For example: “Jimmy’s face was warm and he couldn’t stop fidgeting with his torn pants.”

Subject: Literature

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What does the following sentence mean?: The blue of the nursing staff uniforms surrounding the old man, turned him blue too.

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Sam H.
Answer:

The above is a metaphor, the blue symbolizing the sadness of the old man as the recurrence of the nurses tells him that his days are limited.

Subject: English

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Question:

How could the following sentences be rewritten to improve clarity?: “Jimmy, at school, had his pants ripped by his legs.”

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Sam H.
Answer:

The sentence could be improved by eliminating redundant words and putting the focus on the major action of the sentence. e.g. Jimmy ripped his pants at school.

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