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The Official Guide for GMAT@ Review 13th Edition

9.6 Practice Questions
the sentence correction questions presents a sentence, part or all of which is underlined. Beneath the sentence you will find five ways of phrasing the underlined part. The first of these repeats the original; the other four are different. Follow the requirements of standard written English to choose your answer, paying attention to grammar, word choice, and sentence construction. Select the answer that produces the most effective sentence; your answer should make the sentence clear, exact, and free of grammatical error. lt should also minimize awkwardness, ambiguity, and redundancy. Each of Although a surge in retail sales have raised hopes that there is a recoverv finallv under way, many economists say that without a large amount of spending the recovery might not last.

1.

In a review of 2,000 studies of human behavior that

3.

date back to the 1940s, two Swiss psvchologists, declaring that since most of the studies had failed to control for such variables as social class and family size. none could be taken seriously.

(A) psychologists, declaring that since most of the
studies had failed to control for such variables as social class and family size,

(B) psychologists, declaring that most of the
(C) (D)
studies failed in not controlling for such variables like social class and family size, and psychologists declared that since most of the studies, having failed to control for such variables as social class and family size, psychologists declared that since most of the studies fail in controlling for such variables like social class and family size, psychologists declared that since most of the studies had failed to control for variables such as social class and family size, 4.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

have raised hopes that there is a recovery finally raised hopes for there being a recovery finally had raised hopes for a recovery finally being has raised hopes that a recovery is finally

raised hopes for a recovery finally

At the end of the 1930s, Duke Ellington was looking for a composer to assist him-someone not only who

could arrange music for his successful big band. but mirroring his eccentric writing style as well in order to finish the many pieces he had started but never completed.

(A) (B)
(C) (D)

(E)

someone not only who could arrange music for his successful big band, but mirroring his eccentric writing style as well in order to finish someone who could not only arrange music for his successful big band, but also mirror his eccentric writing style in order to finish someone who not only could arrange music for his successful big band, but also to mirror his

2.

Manufacturers rate batteries in watt-hours; if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer the battery can be expected to last.

(A) if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer (B) rating the watt-hour higher, it is that much longer

(C) (D)

eccentric writing style in finishing that being someone who could not only arrange music for his successful big band, but mirroring his eccentric writing style for finishing being someone not only who could arrange music for his successful big band, but mirror his

the higher the watt-hour rating, the longer the higher the watt-hour rating, it is that much longer that when the watt-hour rating is higher, the longer

(E)

(E)

eccentric writing style as well, finishing

it

is

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9.6 Sentence Correction Practice Questions

5.

Of all the vast tides of migration that have swept through history, maybe none is more concentrated as the wave that broughl 12 million immigrants onto American shores in little more than three decades.

8.

ln late 1997, the chambers inside the pyramid of the Pharaoh Menkaure at Giza were closed to visitors for

(A) maybe none is more concentrated as (B) it may be that none is more concentrated as (C)
perhaps it is none that is more...
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