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Sample Test for Sentence Skills

Sentence Correction Question:

Select the best version of the underlined part of the sentence. The first choice is the same as the original sentence. If you think the original sentence is best, choose the first answer.

Ms. Rose planning to teach a course in biology next summer.

  1. planning
  2. are planning
  3. with a plan
  4. plans

Construction Shift Question:

Rewrite the sentence in your head, following the directions given below. Keep in mind that your new sentence should be well written and should have essentially the same meaning as the sentence given you.

Being a female jockey, she was often interviewed.

Rewrite, beginning with

She was often interviewed...

The next words will be

  1. on account of she was
  2. by her being
  3. because she was
  4. being as she was
June 28, 2017
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