Use knowledge of language and its conventions.
Knowledge of Language
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Use verbs in the active and passive voice and in the conditional and subjunctive mood to achieve particular effects (e.g., emphasizing the actor or the action, expressing uncertainty, or describing a state contrary to fact).
Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
Maintain consistency in style and tone.
Choose punctuation for effect.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.