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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)Jewelry is an accessory used by members of all classes including watches, necklaces and earrings.
    1. Jewelry is an accessory used by members of all classes including watches, necklaces and earrings.
    2. Jewelry, including watches, necklaces and earrings, is an accessory used by members of all classes.
    3. Jewelry, including watches, necklaces and earrings, are an accessory used by members of all classes.
    4. Jewelry is accessorized by members of all classes including watches, necklaces and earrings.
    5. Jewelry is an accessory used by members of all classes which includes watches, necklaces and wearing earrings.
  2. (Identifying Errors) &\text{After the brilliant team} \ \underline{\text{that}} \ \text{developed the atomic bomb for the United States}\\& \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad \text{A} \\& \text{government finished testing and realized the} \ \underline{\text{apocalyptic}} \ \text{consequences of} \ \underline{\text{use}},\\& \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \text{B} \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad \ \ \text{C}\\& \text{each member of the team felt remorseful and} \ \underline{\text{adamant}} \ \text{urged the government}\\& \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad \text{D}\\& \text{to reach peace.} \ \underline{\text{No error.}}\\& \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \text{E}
    1. that
    2. apocalyptic
    3. use
    4. adamant
    5. No error
  3. (Identifying Errors) & \underline{\text{Its}} \ \text{very important to read and absorb the stories of classic dramas} \ \underline{\text{written by}} \ \text{the}\\& \text{A} \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \text{B}\\& \text{ Greek and English} \ \underline{\text{playwrights}} \ \text{for the universal} \ \underline{\text{messages of}}\ \text{humanity and ambition.} \ \\& \qquad \qquad \quad \qquad \qquad \qquad \text{C} \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \ \text{D}\\& \underline{\text{No error.}}\\& \quad \ \text{E}
    1. Its
    2. written by
    3. playwrights
    4. messages of
    5. No error
  4. (Improving Sentences) — Fraternities are a great way to make friends and learn important lessons of loyalty and compassion.
    1. are a great way to make friends and
    2. is a great way to make friends and
    3. will have been a great way to make friends and
    4. will be a great way to make friends and
    5. is a great way to make friends however
  5. (Improving Sentences) — Sports commentators often provide informative and witty insight during games that enhance the sports-watching experience.
    1. enhance the sports-watching experience.
    2. enhance the experience.
    3. enhances the sports-watching experience.
    4. enhances the sports-watching experience for fans.
    5. have enhanced the sports-watching experiences for fans.
  6. (Improving Sentences) — Since the work force is becoming increasingly competitive in light of technological advances and outsourcing, therefore, it is even more basic for students to complete high school and attain at least a bachelor’s degree.
    1. therefore, it is even more basic for students to complete high school and attain at least a bachelor’s degree.
    2. moreover, it is even more basic for students to complete high school and attain at least a bachelor’s degree.
    3. but, it is even more basic for students to complete high school and attain at least a bachelor’s degree.
    4. so it is even more basic for students to complete high school and attain at least a bachelor’s degree.
    5. it is even more basic for students to complete high school and attain at least a bachelor’s degree.
  7. (Improving Sentences) — Plenty of high school students spend their time involved in the community by working with peers, young children and also helping senior citizens.
    1. spend their time involved in the community by working with peers, young children and also helping senior citizens.
    2. spend his time involved in the community by working with peers, young children and also helping senior citizens.
    3. spend one’s time involved in the community by working with peers, young children and also helping senior citizens.d.
    4. spend their time involved in the community by working with peers, young children and senior citizens.
    5. spend their time involving in the community by working with peers, young children and also helping senior citizens.
  8. (Identifying Errors) & \text{It is} \ \underline{\text{ineffective}} \ \text{for high school} \ \underline{\text{administration}} \ \text{to make policy without even asking for}\\& \qquad \qquad \text{A} \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \text{B} \\& \underline{\text{student}} \ \text{input; banning flip flops and enforcing strict dress codes}\\& \quad \ \text{C}\\& \underline{\text{has}} \ \text{merit but there must be a happy medium in school policy.} \ \underline{\text{No error.}}\\& \ \ \text{D} \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \text{E}
    1. ineffective
    2. administration
    3. student
    4. has
    5. No error
  9. (Identifying Errors) & \text{The young and ambitious writer} \ \underline{\text{whom}} \ \text{the students} \ \underline{\text{chose}} \ \text{to be their commencement}\\& \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad \text{A} \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \ \text{B}\\& \text{speaker proved to be a} \ \underline{\text{knowledgeable and inspiring}} \ \text{orator on}\ \underline{\text{graduation}} \ \text{day.}\\& \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad \text{C} \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad \qquad \ \ \text{D} \\& \underline{\text{No error.}}\\& \qquad \text{E}
    1. whom
    2. chose
    3. knowledgeable and inspiring
    4. graduation
    5. No error
  10. (Improving Sentences)McCarthyism was an ideology and an applied pursuit that arose in the middle of the twentieth century and targeted communists in the United States state department.
    1. McCarthyism was an ideology and an applied pursuit that arose in the middle of the twentieth century and targeted communists in the United States state department.
    2. McCarthyism was an ideology, an applied pursuit that arose in the middle of the twentieth century, targeted communists in the United States state department.
    3. McCarthyism was an ideology and an applied pursuit that arose in the middle of the twentieth century and targeted Communists in the United States state department.
    4. McCarthyism will be an ideology and an applied pursuit that arose in the middle of the twentieth century and targeted communists in the United States State Department.
    5. McCarthyism was an ideology and an applied pursuit that arose in the middle of the twentieth century and targeted communists in the United States State Department.

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