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To avoid awkward, sprawling sentences, avoid creating a succession of prepositional phrases.
 




 

 

There are five prepositional phrases in the sentence below. Revise four of them into two phrases.

I found the collection of poems by Walt Whitman beside my dictionary under the table in the dining room.

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There are five prepositional phrases in the sentence below. Revise four of them into two phrases.

I found Walt Whitman’s collection of poems beside my dictionary under the dining room table.

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