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    I'm impressed with the author's writing skills. Her language is beautiful and _______. (A) concise (B) precise
    (quoted from Similar Words, published by Willing English, an English cram school in Taiwan)
    The answer to the above question is A. What's wrong with option B?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: concise/precise

    Nothing. Depending on her skills and what this reader admires, either could work.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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