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Directions: For this section, solve each problem and decide which is the best of the choices given. You may use any available space for scratchwork.

  1. (Improving Sentences) — Firefighters and police officers risk their lives often by stepping into the way of danger physically; therefore, professionals such as doctors and lawyers have an equally significant impact on individuals’ lives medically and legally.
    1. therefore
    2. but
    3. nevertheless
    4. as a result
    5. and
  2. (Identifying Errors) & \text{Even though I worked all day to clean the house and}\ \underline{\text{leave}} \ \text{it in} \ \underline{\text{immaculate}}\ \text{condition,}\\& \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \text{A} \qquad \qquad \qquad \text{B}\\& \text{my mother was not satisfied}\ \underline{\text{about}}\ \text{the job that I completed} \ \underline{\text{diligently.}}\ \underline{\text{No error.}}\\& \qquad \ \quad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \text{C} \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \text{D} \qquad \qquad \text{E}
    1. leave
    2. immaculate
    3. about
    4. diligently
    5. No error
  3. (Identifying Errors) & \text{Boxing is}\ \underline{\text{arguably}} \ \text{the most physically demanding sports} \ \underline{\text{as}} \ \text{professional boxers must} \\& \qquad \qquad \qquad \text{A} \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \ \ \text{B}\\ & \text{have}\ \underline{\text{strength, agility}} \ \text{and accuracy;} \ \text{without these skills, a boxer will just be someone }\\& \qquad \qquad \quad \text{C} \\& \text{that you never heard} \ \underline{\text{of}}. \ \underline{\text{No error}}.\\& \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad \ \text{D} \qquad \text{E}
    1. arguably
    2. as
    3. strength, agility
    4. of
    5. No error
  4. (Improving Sentences) — Sports are a significant part of life for people all across the world, as was demonstrated in 2006 when billions of people came together to be involved with the World Cup either through playing, watching or thru advertising.
    1. World Cup either through playing, watching or thru advertising.
    2. world cup either through playing, watching or thru advertising.
    3. World Cup either through playing, watching or through advertising.
    4. World Cup either through playing, watching or advertising.
    5. World Cup either through playing, watching or advertising for it.
  5. (Improving Sentences) — During the summer many students go away to summer camps that teach them skills about camaraderie, perseverance and integrity.
    1. summer many students go away to summer camps that teach them skills about camaraderie, perseverance and integrity.
    2. Summer many students go away to summer camps that teach them skills about camaraderie, perseverance and integrity.
    3. summer many students go away to camps that teach them skills about camaraderie, perseverance and integrity.
    4. summer many students go away to summer camps that teach them skills about camaraderie, perseverance and maintaining integrity.
    5. Summer many students go away to camps that teach them skills about camaraderie, perseverance and integrity.
  6. (Improving Sentences) — In countries such as China the government is recognizing the advantages of a capitalist market rather than communism and adjust economic policy accordingly.
    1. capitalist market rather than communism and adjust
    2. capitalist market rather than Communism and adjust
    3. capitalist market rather than a communist market and adjust
    4. capitalist market rather than a communist market and adjusting
    5. Capitalistic market nor a Communist market and adjusting
  7. (Improving Sentences) — Learning a new language can be difficult for people after one reaches a certain age; abilities needed to retain and apply new linguistic information deteriorate with time.
    1. after one reaches a certain age
    2. after they reach a certain age
    3. after they reaches certain ages
    4. after it reaches a certain age
    5. after you reach a certain age
  8. (Identifying Errors) & \underline{\text{Listening to music}} \ \text{while} \ \underline{\text{working on}} \ \text{homework is a} \ \underline{\text{dubious}} \ \text{habit that many students}\\& \qquad \quad \ \text{A} \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad \text{B} \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \text{C}\\& \text{have and do not want to} \ \underline{\text{break.}} \ \underline{\text{No error.}}\\& \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \text{D} \qquad \ \text{E}
    1. Listening to music
    2. working on
    3. dubious
    4. break
    5. No error.
  9. (Identifying Errors) & \text{Driving to school} \ \underline{\text{is}} \ \text{one of the special privileges of} \ \underline{\text{being}} \ \text{an} \text{upperclassman in high}\\& \qquad  \qquad  \qquad  \quad \ \ \text{A}  \qquad  \qquad  \qquad  \qquad  \qquad  \qquad  \qquad \ \ \text{B}\\& \text{school; however,} \ \underline{\text{concerns}} \ \text{many parents} \text{and teachers} \ \underline{\text{who}} \ \text{fear the dangers} \ \text{of the road}.\\& \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad \text{C}  \qquad  \qquad  \qquad  \qquad  \qquad  \qquad  \qquad  \text{D}\\& \underline{\text{No error}}.\\& \quad \ \text{E}
    1. is
    2. being
    3. concerns
    4. who
    5. No error.
  10. (Improving Sentences) — A growing technology trend is to merge multiple devices with complimentary functions such as a phone, music player and the scheduling features of a planner.
    1. the scheduling features of a planner.
    2. and a planner with scheduling features.
    3. and scheduling features.
    4. scheduling features.
    5. a planner.

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