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Review: Diction

Decide whether the highlighted word or phrase in each of the following examples is appropriate in formal writing.

  1. Some believe bleeding-heart liberals have caused Canada’s debt problems.
  2. The "sacred heart" is a common depiction of Jesus.
  3. The Internet has become very successful over the past decade.
  4. In 1812, General Brock was the hero of the day.
  5. The government will slash spending by three billion dollars.

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