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    1. Which of the following sentences covers its contents in the most roundabout way?

    (a) It is the president's belief that a recession is near.
    (b) The president believes a recession is near.
    (c) The president thinks a recession is near.
    (d) A recession is near, believes the president.
    (e) The president thinks a recession is coming.

    2. Mark the best concluding remarks that immediately precede the "sincerely yours" in a business message.

    (a) Hoping to hear from you soon, I remain . . . .
    (b) Assuring you of our cooperation, we remain . . . .
    (c) Thanking you in advance for your cooperation . . . .
    (d) We beg to remain . . . .
    (e) I appreciate your prompt handling of this request

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    1. Which of the following sentences covers its contents in the most roundabout way?

    (a) It is the president's belief that a recession is near.
    (b) The president believes a recession is near.
    (c) The president thinks a recession is near.
    (d) A recession is near, believes the president. CORRECT ANSWER
    (e) The president thinks a recession is coming.

    The most roundabout way to make a statement is to state it in passive voice. Passive voice is when the subject of the sentence, who is doing the action of the sentence, is not at the beginning of the ...

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