Sentence Correction Set 1

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  • 1. 
    A mixture of poems and short fiction, Jean Toomer’s Cane has been called one of the three best novels ever written by Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man.  
    • A. 

      Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man

    • B. 

      Black Americans—including Native Son by Richard Wright and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

    • C. 

      A Black American—including Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man

    • D. 

      A Black American—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man

    • E. 

      A Black American—the others being Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

  • 2. 
    Were it not for the fusion-powered heat and radiation that rush from its core, instead its own weight would cause a star to collapse.  
    • A. 

      Instead its own weight would cause a star to collapse

    • B. 

      Instead a star would have collapsed under its own weight

    • C. 

      A star would have to be collapsing under its own weight

    • D. 

      A star would collapse under its own weight

    • E. 

      Its own weight would have caused a star’s collapse

  • 3. 
    A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.   
    • A. 

      Believed to be

    • B. 

      And that is believed to be

    • C. 

      And it is believed to have been

    • D. 

      Which was, it is believed,

    • E. 

      Which is believed to be

  • 4. 
    A study by the Ocean Wildlife Campaign urged states to undertake a number of remedies to reverse a decline in the shark population, which includes the establishment of size limits for shark catches, closing state waters for shark fishing during pupping season, and requiring commercial fishers to have federal shark permits.
    • A. 

      Which includes the establishment of size limits for shark catches, closing

    • B. 

      Which includes establishing limits to the size of sharks that can be caught, closing

    • C. 

      Which include the establishment of size limits for shark catches, the closing of

    • D. 

      Including establishing size limits for shark catches, closing

    • E. 

      Including the establishing of limits to the size of sharks that are caught, the closing of

  • 5. 
    According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts became the first state in which more babies were born to women over the age of thirty than under it.
    • A. 

      Than

    • B. 

      Than born

    • C. 

      Than they were

    • D. 

      Than there had been

    • E. 

      Than had been born

  • 6. 
    Emily Dickinson’s letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson were written over a period beginning a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and ending shortly before Emily’s death in 1886, outnumbering her letters to anyone else.
    • A. 

      Dickinson were written over a period beginning a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and ending shortly before Emily’s death in 1886, outnumbering

    • B. 

      Dickinson were written over a period that begins a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and ended shortly before Emily’s death in 1886, outnumber

    • C. 

      Dickinson, written over a period beginning a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and that ends shortly before Emily’s death in 1886and outnumbering

    • D. 

      Dickinson, which were written over a period beginning a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother, ending shortly before Emily’s death in 1886, and outnumbering

    • E. 

      Dickinson, which were written over a period beginning a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and ending shortly before Emily’s death in 1886, outnumber

  • 7. 
    The first English settlers to establish a permanent colony in America did it not at Plymouth but along the shore of the James River west of Chesapeake Bay.
    • A. 

      It not at Plymouth but

    • B. 

      So not at Plymouth but

    • C. 

      Not at Plymouth but instead

    • D. 

      Not at Plymouth but did so

    • E. 

      It not at Plymouth but rather

  • 8. 
    Currently 26 billion barrels a year, world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of 2 percent annually.
    • A. 

      World consumption of oil is rising at a rate of

    • B. 

      The world is consuming oil at an increasing rate of

    • C. 

      The world’s oil is being consumed at the increasing rate of

    • D. 

      The rise in the rate of the world’s oil consumption is

    • E. 

      Oil is consumed by the world at an increasing rate of

  • 9. 
    Los Angeles has a higher number of family dwellings per capita than any large city.
    • A. 

      A higher number of family dwellings per capita than any large city

    • B. 

      Higher numbers of family dwellings per capita than any other large city

    • C. 

      A higher number of family dwellings per capita than does any other large city

    • D. 

      Higher numbers of family dwellings per capita than do other large cities

    • E. 

      A high per capita number of family dwellings, more than does any other large city

  • 10. 
    Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also caused erosion and very quickly deforested whole regions.
    • A. 

      Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also

    • B. 

      Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast), which gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but also

    • C. 

      The systematic clearing of forests in the United States, creating farmland (especially in the Northeast) and giving consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but also

    • D. 

      The systematic clearing of forests in the United States created farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also

    • E. 

      The systematic clearing of forests in the United States not only created farmland (especially in the Northeast), giving consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it

  • 11. 
    A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.
    • A. 

      believed to be

    • B. 

      And that is believed to be

    • C. 

      And it is believed to have been

    • D. 

      Which was, it is believed,

    • E. 

      Which is believed to be

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