Name ____________________________Date _________________ Per. ______ Editorial 2 Progress has finally blessed our small town with a glimpse of the future—a profitable future, I might add. Most community members are familiar with the old eyesore that filled the southeast corner of Madison and Washington. Like a cheap jumble sale, a hodgepodge of shops occupied prime real estate. Many of the businesses verged on going out of business. Profits were nonexistent, products stood on the shelves for months, and businesses stayed closed many days of the week for lack of clients. Into this dismal picture stepped Heartbeat Realty. You’ve seen their ads: “Heartbeat Realty developments are the heartbeat of every town.” With the quality grocery store, super center, bookstore, and pizza parlor that the new development will offer, revenue should begin to flow in this art of town again. The old, run-down corner has the chance to become the healthy heart of the neighborhood, a place we can a ll come home to. 1. Read this sentence from Editorial 2: The old, run-down corner has the chance to become the healthy heart of the neighborhood, a place we can all come home to. The author’s purpose in writing this sentence is most likely to a. describe the corner of the shopping center b. tell a story about going home. c. explain why the corner is a healthy place. d. persuade readers that the corner has potential for usefulness. 2. How is the word choice describing the original setting of the neighborhood corner different from Editorial 1? How does this difference contribute to the tone of the piece? 3. Which of the following best describes the author’s point of view in Editorial 2? a. in favor of time-honored traditions b. opposed to revenues being generated by big business c. opposed to the business carried out by real estate companies d. in favor of new business development 4. With which of the following statements would the author of Editorial 2 most likely agree? a. Small businesses are never profitable. b. No Korean grocery store can stay in business. c. Large businesses can help a neighborhood financially. d. Small towns should try to become large cities.
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