Which revision best uses dialogue to improve the sentence? “yup, it was a big surprise,” i told them. “i’m excited that my painting was selected! especially since i felt so incompetent at the beginning and the competition was so ruthless.” “honestly, i was surprised,” i told them truthfully. “the competition was ruthless, and i felt incompetent at the beginning. it’s really exciting to have my painting selected! ” “i’m in! my painting is in! i feel a fist pump and a little dance coming on,” i said, grinning. i thought about how i felt so incompetent at the beginning because of the ruthless competition. “did you hear? ” i asked them. “my painting got selected! exciting, right? ” i smiled. “especially given that i felt so incompetent at the beginning and that the competition was ruthless! "
The answer is D. A dialogue involves a exchange of opinions, like a conversation towards a particular subject. Even an inner dialogue, not talking directly to the people, still passes important information that help the audience understand things not so obvious. In sentences A, B and C, phrases like "I told them" and "I said" don't seem to indicate a dialogue. But in D, "I asked them" invites the audience to a conversation.
jefferson introduced the idea that one does not change a government for "light" causes because he wanted to emphasize the seriousness of colonists' reasons for declaring independence.
reasoning from several particular examples to establish a general principle