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1. D. No change, Choice A offers the incorrect verb


tense for the sequence; it needs the past tense, NOT the present tense. Choice B is
incomplete and lacks the correct historical chronology. Choice C is too awkward, and
once upon a time is too immature. Although Choice E might seem correct, notice the
words only and mostly, which are awkwardly and incorrectly used.
2. C. You wouldnt want to leave the sentence as it is (Choice A) because it uses passive,
not active voice. Selection B is okay until the last pronoun he, which eliminates this
choice. Choice D is incorrect because of the lack of appropriate punctuation around the
word however. Lastly, Choice E seems okay until the last two words, and he.
3. E. And to be rewarded with easy access is the only choice to match the already
existing, expect to be rewarded with special favors. This makes the syntax of the
sentence parallel.
4. C. Maria will write a letter and send it is the active sentence structure that is preferred.
No change, Choice A, is apassive sentence structure. Active voice is the preferred
sentence construction.
5. D. Who find it a less painful way of losing weight is the easiest and most natural
sentence construction.
6. E. Of paying large salaries to baseball players and other athletes has gotten out of
hand is the most appropriate meaning for this sentence. Leaving it as is, Choice A, uses
the wrong verb tense. Choices B, C, and D are just too awkward to be correct.

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1. Once a college that accepts only male mostly Caucasian students, the University of
Notre Dame now boasts a student body that has not only males and females but
representatives from countries and cultures from around the world.
A. Once a college that accepts only male mostly Caucasian students,
B. Accepting mostly mail Caucasian students,
C. A college that once upon a time accepted mostly male Caucasian student,
D. Once a college that accepted mostly male Caucasian students,
E. Once a college that accepted only male mostly Caucasian students
2. The writer Jonathan Swift was known for his scathing satires and insightful criticisms, he
wrote a number of literary works that have been universally accepted as fine literature.
A. The writer Jonathan Swift was known for his scathing satires and insightful
criticisms,
B. The writer Jonathan Swift, known for his scathing satires and insightful criticisms;
he
C. Known for his scathing satires and insightful criticisms, the writer Jonathan Swift
D. The writer Jonathan Swift was known for his scathing satires and insightful
criticisms, however he
E. Jonathan Swift, the writer, known for his scathing satires and insightful criticisms,
and he
3. Proponents for the building of a new community hockey arena point out that people
who make large donations to this cause expect to be rewarded with special favors from
the mayor and gaining easy access to other government officials and information.
A. And gaining easy access
B. and they gain easy access
C. and easy access
D. as well as gaining easy access
E. and to be rewarded with easy access
4. A letter written by Maria will be sent to the Mayor informing him of the need for
repairing the potholes on Main
5. Street.
A. A letter written by Maria will be sent
B. Marias letter will be written and sent
C. Maria will write a letter and send it
D. A letter will be sent that was written by Maria
E. Written by Maria, a letter will be sent
6. Dieters are beginning to take notice of carbohydrate counting because it seems to be a
successful method of weight loss for many people finding it a less painful way of losing
weight.
A. finding it a less painful way of losing weight.
B. to find it less painful to lose weight.
C. finding losing weight a less painful process.
D. who find it a less painful way of losing weight.
E. who lose weight less painfully.
7. Some people believe that the custom of paying large salaries to baseball players and
other athletes have gotten out of hand.
A. of paying large salaries to baseball players and other athletes have gotten out of
hand
B. of large salaries and other athletes have gotten out of hand

C. of baseball players and other athletes being paid large salaries have gotten out
of hand
D. of baseball players and other athletes receiving large salaries that have gotten
out of hand
E. of paying large salaries to baseball players and other athletes has gotten out of
hand
F.