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* 1

 

Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

 

Currently rising temperatures in the Arctic and Antarctic are ------- of a still warmer world that could result from an excess of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the burning of oil, gas, and coal.

 

 

-polarities

-harbingers

-vestiges

-counterexamples

-aftereffects

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Part of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.

 

Artifacts from Mehrgarh, an archaeological site in Pakistan endangered by weather and looters and including clay statuettes, mud bricks, and stone mills dating from 7,000 years ago.

 

A-looters and including

B-looters that include

C-looters, include

D-looters, it includes

E-looters, which include

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The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, select choice E.

 

 

 

The newspaper reported "A" that despite the increase

 

in "B" the minimum wage, many people are "C" still

 

having trouble "D" making ends meet. No error "E"

 

 

"A"

"B"

"C"

"D"

"E"

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Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

 

Although the acreage involved in a national boundary dispute may seem insignificant, even the slightest ------- in a country's alleged border appears ------- to that nation, a threat to its security.

 

A - inconsistency . . felicitous

B - variation . . trivial

C - rigidity . . traumatic

D - change . . favorable

E - breach . . ominous

 

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Part of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence.

 

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo drew inspiration from her Mexican heritage, where she incorporated native and religious symbols into her work.

 

 

A - where she incorporated

B - in which she incorporated

C - incorporated

D - incorporating

E - therefore, she incorporated

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Don't you know how to do it?

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Choice (D) is correct. It avoids the error of the original by eliminating the relative pronoun ?where,? which does not logically refer to anything else in the sentence, and by reducing the needlessly wordy ?she incorporated? to ?incorporating.?

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