Writing > Improving Sentences
Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.
After serving two terms in the Texas State Senate, Barbara Jordan’s election to the United States House of Representatives, where she served from 1973 to 1979.
A. Barbara Jordan’s election
B. it was Barbara Jordan who was elected
C. it was Barbara Jordan’s election
D. Barbara Jordan had been elected
E. Barbara Jordan was elected