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Review: Sentence Usage, Answer 2.1
- Racism should be unacceptable in society by now, but every year the newspapers still report on racially motivated attacks, questionable police shootings, and groups who actively promote the superiority of whites over blacks or blacks over whites.
- The answer effective sentence is correct.
- The writer of this sentence presumes that the reader agrees that racism should be unacceptable, but then goes on to present evidence that, despite the best intentions of people like the reader, racism is still common. For this type of argument, a loose sentence like this one works well: the writer begins with an uncontroversial statement to gain the reader’s confidence, then proceeds to introduce more controversial points.
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