Grammar - Writing Proficiency

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Grammar - Writing Proficiency

Replace the underlined section in the questions that follow with the answer choice that fits best in its place. Note: If no change is needed, select "NO CHANGE" otherwise highlight the choice that best replaces the underlined segment. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An estuary has three main characteristics: salinity, oxygen flow, and turbidity; Its ecosystem is quite intense.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Characteristics: salinity, oxygen flow , and turbidity; It’s

    • C. 

      Characteristics, salinity, oxygen flow , and turbidity: It’s

    • D. 

      Characteristics -salinity, oxygen flow , and turbidity- Its

  • 2. 
    To make clam chowder you need necessary ingredients as the following:  minced clams, milk, potatoes, and onions.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      To make clam chowder you need: minced clams, milk, potatoes, and onions.

    • C. 

      To make clam chowder you necessarily need: minced clams,milk,potatoes,onions.

    • D. 

      To make necessary clam chowder you need: minced clams, milk, potatoes, and onions.

  • 3. 
    The rivalry between Nikola Tesla and Thoman Edison was quite regularly the focal point of attention of newspapers; many newspapers often forgot to mention the contributions made by one man - George Westinghouse.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Man; George Westinghouse.

    • C. 

      Man: George Westinghouse.

    • D. 

      Man, George Westinghouse.

  • 4. 
    My brother is introverted and rarely enters a conversation: as a result, many man is often surprised by how articulate he is when he finally opens his mouth.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Conversation; as a result, the "Student society" is

    • C. 

      Conversation; as a result, many men

    • D. 

      Conversation, as a result people are

  • 5. 
    Tai Chi is traditionally practiced with gentle and controlled limb movements rather than  "abrupt and choppy"—like an olive branch in the gentle breeze.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      “abrupt and choppy” like

    • C. 

      “abrupt, choppy”: like

    • D. 

      “abrupt and choppy”; like

  • 6. 
    Discuss throw is not as popular with spectators or as filled with high profile athletes as it was in the sport’s “greek days,” but it still has a dedicated following and talented new athletes like Piotr Malachowski. 
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Spectators - or as filled with high profile athletes as it was in the sport’s “greek days,” -

    • C. 

      Spectators; or as filled with high profile athletes as it was in the sport’s “greek days,”

    • D. 

      Spectators: or as filled with high profile athletes as it was in the sport’s “greek days,”

  • 7. 
    Many researchers believe that certain dietary choices, for example eating significant amounts of saturated fats and avoiding unsaturated fats and eating a lot of sugar—lead to alarmingly high cholesterol levels in the bloodstream. 
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Dietary choices: consuming excessive saturated fats, consuming excessive amounts of sugar, not consuming unsaturated fats

    • C. 

      Dietary choices- like eating a lot of saturated fats, eating a lot of sugar, and not eating any unsaturated fats

    • D. 

      Dietary choices, such as consuming saturated fat, consuming sugar, and not consuming unsaturated fat

  • 8. 
    Ignia Jones’s “Fate; The Karmik Realization” is poised to be a national best seller.
    • A. 

      No Change

    • B. 

      “Fate: The Karmik Realization”

    • C. 

      “Fate, The Karmik Realization”

    • D. 

      “Fate, The Karmik Realization”;

  • 9. 
    During the 1960s, Tennis fans spectated the gameplay of some powerful servers, they included: Roy Emerson, Ken Roswall, and Fred Stolle.
    • A. 

      No Change

    • B. 

      Servers, they included; Roy Emerson

    • C. 

      Servers; they included Roy Emerson

    • D. 

      Servers; they included, Roy Emerson

  • 10. 
    Javelin throwing is more of a science than a sport, who requires knowledge of trigonometry, projectile motion, momentum and conservation of energy.
    • A. 

      No Change

    • B. 

      Sport that requires:

    • C. 

      Sport: which requires

    • D. 

      Sport; it requires

  • 11. 
    Joan wants to eat the ultimate mega steak in one sitting in order to have her name written on the wall of “steakdom fame”. I think she  can do it:  if her jaw doesn't fall off her mouth first.
    • A. 

      No Change

    • B. 

      Do it; if

    • C. 

      Do it; provided,

    • D. 

      Do it- if

  • 12. 
    Richardson possessed the star qualities of an olympic gold winner; tact, agility, and humility. 
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Olympic gold winner:

    • C. 

      Olympic gold winner,

    • D. 

      Olympic gold winner -

  • 13. 
    In the recent museum accident, some of the most prized artifacts were rendered irreparable— a trident from the 12th century and a thousand year old, hand crafted abacus.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Irreparable;

    • C. 

      Irreparable,

    • D. 

      Irrepairable:

  • 14. 
    The increasing laboratory management costs is altering the way schools think about the following aspects of experimentation; namely involved risk, waste, classroom size and storage. 
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Experimentation, namely :

    • C. 

      Experimentation, namely ;

    • D. 

      Experimentation, namely,

  • 15. 
    Jefferson Davis, being a politician, has authored books as diverse as The Essential Writings, Doctrine of States Rights, and Portland’s Rose City Ghosts.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Jefferson Davis, despite being a politician, has authored books as diverse as: The Essential Writings, Doctrine of States Rights, and Portland’s Rose City Ghosts.

    • C. 

      Jefferson Davis was a politician who authored books as diverse as: The Essential Writings, Doctrine of States Rights, and Portland’s Rose City Ghosts.

    • D. 

      Jefferson Davis - aside being a politician - has authored books as diverse as: The Essential Writings, Doctrine of States Rights and Portland’s Rose City Ghosts.

  • 16. 
    Royal highness was used to an epicurean diet; since he ate a new dish every hour.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Diet,

    • C. 

      Diet; since,

    • D. 

      Diet:

  • 17. 
    A linguistics major is often overlooked as a possible candidate for this position, however, one who is proficient in linguistics might be a great asset to the organization, considering our current involvement in a high priority project, Internationalization.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Position, nevertheless, one who is proficient in linguistics might be a great asset to the organization, considering our current involvement in a high priority project,

    • C. 

      Position; however, one who is proficient in linguistics might be a great asset to the organization considering our current involvement in a high priority project-

    • D. 

      Position; nonetheless, one who is proficient in linguistics might be a great asset to the organization, considering our current involvement in a high priority project:

  • 18. 
    Trend analyst, portfolio manager, reporting specialist, many careers span the field of finance besides stock broker.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Specialist- many

    • C. 

      Specialist; and many

    • D. 

      Specialist:

  • 19. 
    Giga Society applauds that the recent books on Mathematics, Calculus Integrated, Diverse Mathlete, The Irrational, have adopted a more culture fair and dyslexic friendly approach that is appreciated by the new generation of math geniuses.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Books on Mathematics: Calculus Integrated, Diverse Mathlete, The Irrational,

    • C. 

      Books on Mathematics - Calculus Integrated, Diverse Mathlete, The Irrational -

    • D. 

      Books on Mathematics, such as, Calculus Integrated, Diverse Mathlete,The Irrational

  • 20. 
    Gloria had a lifelong dream - to hope to ride on the back of a dolphin.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Dream– hoping

    • C. 

      Dream: she hoped

    • D. 

      Dream;

  • 21. 
    Contrary to the notion that Penicillin - a discovery by Fleming - was the first vaccine: its structure and method of creation was of antibiotic origin instead of prophylactic.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Penicillin, invented by Fleming, was the first vaccine:

    • C. 

      Penicillin - believed to be contrived by Fleming - was the first vaccine,

    • D. 

      Penicillin - that was discovered by Fleming - was the first vaccine:

  • 22. 
    In theory, Martians could have several Earthling-like features, including but not limited to: opposable thumb, external pinnae, and fingernails.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Earthling-like features; such as opposable thumb, external pinnae, and fingernails.

    • C. 

      Earthling-like features such as: opposable thumb, external pinnae, and fingernails.

    • D. 

      Earthling-like features, including opposable thumb, external pinnae, and fingernails.

  • 23. 
    A number of legendary Canadian players: Maurice Richard, Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky, have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Canadian players namely Maurice Richard, Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky

    • C. 

      Canadian players, such as Maurice Richard, Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky,

    • D. 

      Canadian players: Maurice Richard, Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky have

  • 24. 
    Managing a workshop requires an ability to leverage resources: manage people, clear a workspace, and foster leadership. We understand that this may be a hard task.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Managing a workshop requires an ability to leverage resources such as, managing people, clearing out a workspace, and building leadership; It may be a hard task

    • C. 

      Managing a workshop requires an ability to leverage resources, such as, management of people, cleanliness of workspace, and prosperous leadership - It may be hard.

    • D. 

      Managing a workshop requires an ability to leverage resources, manage people, clean workspaces, and develop an understanding of leadership. We understand that this task may be hard.

  • 25. 
    Although Asia claims to have the most harbors of any country. Europe, with many more than 190,000 harbors, actually has more than any.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Than any other country, Europe, with, over, 190,000 harbors, actually, has much more than asian countries.

    • C. 

      Than any continent; Europe, with over 19000 harbors, has the most.

    • D. 

      Of any continent- Europe, with over one hundred and ninety thousand harbors, actually has the most.