Use knowledge of language and its conventions.
Conventions of Standard English
Knowledge of Language
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Choose punctuation for effect.
Maintain consistency in style and tone.
Choose words and phrases for effect.
Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
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).
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.