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  • "He declares that your humbug of a landlord revised this gentleman’s article—the article that was read aloud just now—in which you got such a charming dressing-down."
  • "May I ask when this article was revised?" said Evgenie Pavlovitch to Keller.
  • "I must state that I only revised the first part of the article," interposed Lebedeff with feverish impatience, while laughter rose from all around him; "but we fell out in the middle over one idea, so I never corrected the second part.
  • "It was only out of generosity, madame," he said in a resonant voice, "and because I would not betray a friend in an awkward position, that I did not mention this revision before; though you heard him yourself threatening to kick us down the steps.

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  • How can you revise that paragraph to improve the expression of ideas?
  • Do you think the writer should revise the underlined sentence?

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