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Poor writers often express mundane ideas with elaborate syntax

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Which one of the following completes the passage most logically?

Poor writers often express mundane ideas with elaborate syntax and esoteric vocabulary. Inattentive readers may be impressed but may well misunderstand the writing, while alert readers will easily see through the pretentiousness. Thus, a good principle for writers is: _______.

A. the simpler the style, the better the writing
B. inattentive readers are not worth writing for
C. only the most talented writers can successfully adopt a complex style
D. a writing style should not be more complex than the ideas expressed
E. alert readers are the only readers who are sensitive to writing style

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Question Type - Must be true

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The author here is trying to say that elaborate prose and esoteric words are not the signs of good writer.

Now all the options except A and D are ruled out.

The reason A is incorrect is because the author does tell that complex writings are bad but he does not say that simple writings are good.

So we rule out A and choose option D.

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