Which word or phrase bwest describes the problem with clarity in this sentence?


Wordiness Imprecision Awkward, Misplaced modifier

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Sikorsky's logical facts support the idea that very little truth exists in the legends.
asked Jun 09 '11 at 04:08 Patricia A Brett New member

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I think Grammarly's Editor would be happier if the modifier 'in the legends' were placed after 'that' instead of at the end of the sentence.


This sentence is generally fine.

link comment answered Jun 11 '11 at 20:49 Kimberly Expert

The whole sentence is twisty...

It says very little with too many words. ("support the idea that" is wordy, just state the fact!)

Try this:

"Sikorsky's logical conclusions show that very little truth exists in legends."

link comment answered Mar 08 '12 at 02:02 Erik Czerwin Contributor

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