ToddUniversity of Washington
EUPHEMISM = a word or phrase intended to soften an unpleasant, embarrassing, or harsh word/phrase.
Jeb was "between jobs", and couldn't pay his bills.
This euphemism means
A. Jeb was "unemployed" and couldn't pay his bills.
B. Jeb was "working too hard" to pay his bills.
C. Jeb didn't have "enough time" to pay his bills.
What is the difference between an "anecdote" and just a reference to a story?
A. An anecdote actually tells the story; a reference just mentions it with few details.
B. An anecdote just mentions the story; a reference tells the whole story in detail.
C. An anecdote is short, and a reference to a story is long and very detailed.
In the sample persuasive essay introduction, which sentence is the Context or topic?
A. 1. The burning of fossil fuels accounts for about three-quarters of the carbon emissions that...
B. 2. Many argue that the best way to prevent global warming & limit carbon emissions is to rely on...
C. 3. Solar power is clearly the most efficient renewable energy to use because it has a limited...