Posted by michelle on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10:41pm.
Select the phrase below that uses the least biased language:
1.When greeting your new boss, be sure and shake his hand.
2.The linguists received their training at Oxford.
3.Mankind should celebrate this invention.
4.Due to the bravery of the fireman, the young child was rescued.
I am thinking its the last one, but then I go back and think its the 3rd one. I am not 100% sure
- communications100 - Writeacher, Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10:45pm
Which sentence has NO REFERENCE of any kind to male or female?
- communications100 - michelle, Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10:45pm
Which of the following words is the most abstract?
I think college degree, because you can see it and touch one, but also I am unsure who Toni Morrison is and you can probably see them.
- communications100 - Ms. Sue, Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10:46pm
Both 3 and 4 show biased language.
3. Why shouldn't women celebrate this invention too?
4. Are only men firefighters?
Look at the first two sentences. Which one does not assume the gender of the people involved?
- communications100 - Writeacher, Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10:47pm
No, "college degree" is not the most abstract. Neither is Toni Morrison because she's a real person!
- communications100 - michelle, Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10:56pm
Thank you ms. sue
- communications100 - Ms. Sue, Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10:58pm
Did you understand Writeacher's answers?
- communications100 - michelle, Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 11:09pm
The first one yes, second didn't help as much, but I figured it out.
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